Maple Ridge charity receives $5,000 thanks to students at Thomas Haney

March 8, 2018

By Colleen Flanagan, Maple Ridge – Pitt Meadows News 

The Ridge Meadows Child Development Centre is receiving an extra $5,000 thanks to the winners of the Youth and Philanthropy Initiative contest at Thomas Haney secondary.

Grade 9 students, as part of the Youth and Philanthropy Initiative or YPI, formed teams of between four and six people, and had to research a local charity and do a presentation on why their chosen one should receive the money.

YPI is an award-winning secondary school program that connects youth to social issues, local charities and philanthropy, “at a pivotal stage in their adolescence,” reads the website.

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