A Taste of Lethbridge

A Taste of Lethbridge, Kick Start Your Career! Hosted by Servus Sport Centre on Saturday April 29, 2017

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5th on 5th Youth Services launches its 21st annual Investing In Youth Campaign for 2017: “Kick Start Your Career”

 

The Lethbridge Youth Foundation and 5th on 5th Youth Services have been in the forefront of people’s minds a lot in the past couple of years as they have advocated to the Provincial Government for stable youth employment funding.

“The 2017 Campaign theme, ‘Kick Start Your Career’, reflects the programming that is available at 5th on 5th Youth Services to support youth in their fulfilling their career goals,” said Executive Director Trevor Brown. “This year’s campaign goal is $30,000, which we will use to match other funding opportunities we have identified.”

“The organization is now on a solid foundation and we are continuing to pursue new opportunities to enhance programming and services for the youth of Lethbridge and area,” Brown said. “We recently have launched our new Career Focus program which will support 12 youth currently in or graduated from post-secondary school, connect with a 4-6 month work experience with an employer in their related field.”

As well, Brown said services that are continuing are making a big impact on the community. “This year our Forward Life Impact program will serve approximately 50 young adults to enhance their employability. The Reach Up program is assisting 40 individuals with disabilities focus on their strengths and how they can contribute to the local workforce.  The Work Experience program places approximately 50 youth per year in positions that help them begin their careers.  We continue to partner with great businesses in the community for all these job placements.”

“We are also extremely proud of our partnership program ‘SPARC’ funded in part by Community Foundations of Canada and the ALCOA Foundation,” Brown said. “In partnership with Career Transitions, this year we will support up to 25 high school students at risk of dropping out — and 100 teens or young adults who are not in school — develop a career path and/or get their education back on track.”

Behind the scenes, the volunteer-governed organization — officially the Lethbridge Youth Foundation, which operates 5th on 5th Youth Services — has evolved with the changing times and restructured to become more project-based while continuing to meet the needs of young people in the community.

“We continue to use our building, which we own, to help realize our mission by being strategic and renting space to other organizations that help youth in the City,” Board President Joanna Kappel said.

“Reeves College enrolls more than 100 students per year and has been located with us since 2008. Ability Resource Centre supports over 120 individuals with disabilities throughout the city. At our location the LIFE service supports young adults with disabilities develop a high level of independence, preparation for employment or post-secondary education. This past year, we welcomed McMan Youth, Family, and Community Service Association to our space. They provide a variety of services to at-risk youth, are part of the Housing First initiative and work with individuals with an FASD.”

“Their commitment to making a difference in the community is a great fit with what we are working to accomplish. We are also grateful to local manufacturer Kawneer which, through the Alcoa Foundation, provided a $30,000 US grant to support our partnership program ‘SPARC’ with Career Transitions.”

The campaign closes with ‘A Taste of Lethbridge’, an appreciation event for all donors at the $125 level and higher to be held on Saturday, April 29, 2017. To date, the Investing in Youth campaign has raised more than $625,000 for projects supporting young people.

This year’s donor appreciation event is hosted by Servus Sports Centre, a multi-purpose soccer facility well known in the community for bringing people together since 1997.  This incredible facility has hosted many Provincial and National competitions attracting thousands of people every year to support and cheer on all the athletes showcasing their talents!

On the menu for this donor appreciation event– unique food items and refreshments from an array of Lethbridge’s finest restaurants, a chance to win prizes, a 50/50 draw, live entertainment and an exciting silent auction with specialty items from around the community.

Established in 1994, the Lethbridge Youth Foundation will celebrate serving the community for 23 years this summer as the not-for-profit, charitable organization that operates 5th on 5th Youth Services. It is dedicated to supporting youth, through programs and services in becoming responsible, capable, caring individuals by providing opportunities to pursue goals in: academic development, career development, social development, and employment.

5th on 5th Youth Services launches its 21st annual Investing In Youth Campaign for 2017: “Kick Start Your Career”

The Lethbridge Youth Foundation and 5th on 5th Youth Services have been in the forefront of people’s minds a lot in the past couple of years as they have advocated to the Provincial Government for stable youth employment funding.

“The 2017 Campaign theme, ‘Kick Start Your Career’, reflects the programming that is available at 5th on 5th Youth Services to support youth in their fulfilling their career goals,” said Executive Director Trevor Brown. “This year’s campaign goal is $30,000, which we will use to match other funding opportunities we have identified.”

“The organization is now on a solid foundation and we are continuing to pursue new opportunities to enhance programming and services for the youth of Lethbridge and area,” Brown said. “We recently have launched our new Career Focus program which will support 12 youth currently in or graduated from post-secondary school, connect with a 4-6 month work experience with an employer in their related field.”

As well, Brown said services that are continuing are making a big impact on the community. “This year our Forward Life Impact program will serve approximately 50 young adults to enhance their employability. The Reach Up program is assisting 40 individuals with disabilities focus on their strengths and how they can contribute to the local workforce.  The Work Experience program places approximately 50 youth per year in positions that help them begin their careers.  We continue to partner with great businesses in the community for all these job placements.”

“We are also extremely proud of our partnership program ‘SPARC’ funded in part by Community Foundations of Canada and the ALCOA Foundation,” Brown said. “In partnership with Career Transitions, this year we will support up to 25 high school students at risk of dropping out — and 100 teens or young adults who are not in school — develop a career path and/or get their education back on track.”

Behind the scenes, the volunteer-governed organization — officially the Lethbridge Youth Foundation, which operates 5th on 5th Youth Services — has evolved with the changing times and restructured to become more project-based while continuing to meet the needs of young people in the community.

“We continue to use our building, which we own, to help realize our mission by being strategic and renting space to other organizations that help youth in the City,” Board President Joanna Kappel said.

“Reeves College enrolls more than 100 students per year and has been located with us since 2008. Ability Resource Centre supports over 120 individuals with disabilities throughout the city. At our location the LIFE service supports young adults with disabilities develop a high level of independence, preparation for employment or post-secondary education. This past year, we welcomed McMan Youth, Family, and Community Service Association to our space. They provide a variety of services to at-risk youth, are part of the Housing First initiative and work with individuals with an FASD.”

“Their commitment to making a difference in the community is a great fit with what we are working to accomplish. We are also grateful to local manufacturer Kawneer which, through the Alcoa Foundation, provided a $30,000 US grant to support our partnership program ‘SPARC’ with Career Transitions.”

The campaign closes with ‘A Taste of Lethbridge’, an appreciation event for all donors at the $125 level and higher to be held on Saturday, April 29, 2017. To date, the Investing in Youth campaign has raised more than $625,000 for projects supporting young people.

This year’s donor appreciation event is hosted by Servus Sports Centre, a multi-purpose soccer facility well known in the community for bringing people together since 1997.  This incredible facility has hosted many Provincial and National competitions attracting thousands of people every year to support and cheer on all the athletes showcasing their talents!

On the menu for this donor appreciation event– unique food items and refreshments from an array of Lethbridge’s finest restaurants, a chance to win prizes, a 50/50 draw, live entertainment and an exciting silent auction with specialty items from around the community.

Established in 1994, the Lethbridge Youth Foundation will celebrate serving the community for 23 years this summer as the not-for-profit, charitable organization that operates 5th on 5th Youth Services. It is dedicated to supporting youth, through programs and services in becoming responsible, capable, caring individuals by providing opportunities to pursue goals in: academic development, career development, social development, and employment.

 

 

Donate today, to be invited to this evening to remember! To make it easier, we now accept online donations – just be sure to give us your information, so we can give you an invitation! Donations of increments of $125 will entitle you an invitation for 2 people to attend, as well as a charitable tax receipt.
Call (403) 329-3555 to donate with your credit card (VISA or MasterCard), or simply drop by 435 5th Street South to donate by cash, debit, or cheque