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GIVING BACK

51.9%

Of those aged 26 to 65 living in Toronto’s Black Creek neighbourhood don’t have a postsecondary credential.

“Y2P is the beginning if you want to go to college or university.”

“To help people from all walks of life achieve a postsecondary education is valuable to Canadian society,” says Emma. “I got support from my family and teachers. I feel it’s my obligation to help people in the same circumstances as me but do not have the same support.”

Thanks to the ongoing contributions of donors like Daniel and Emma, Y2P will continue to grow and serve more at-risk youth looking to build brighter futures for themselves and their families. They will also receive the support needed to cover living costs and develop a game plan for the future.

“It’s inspiring to see people who have the courage to get up every day and aspire to be better,” says Emma. “It also helps the community as a whole. For me, that’s the ultimate motivation.”

To support the students taking part in the Youth To Postsecondary program, contact Senior Development Officer Joy Gooding: joy.gooding@senecacollege.ca

THE COSTS OF DROPPING OUT

  1. 40,000 students in Canada become high school dropouts each year.
  2. High school dropouts make up 80 per cent of Canada’s prison population.
  3. Nearly 83,000 youth in the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area are not in education, employment or training. This accounts for about 10 per cent of the young people in these regions.
  4. The collective lifetime revenue loss for each person without a postsecondary education over a 35-year period is $307 billion.

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