By Sean Soper, Teacher
Congratulations to Grade 10 students Leah Price and runner up Charlie Ben-Halevi for helping Argyle Secondary to reach a new milestone of $65,000 raised for local charities through the Youth & Philanthropy Initiative (YPI) as part of the Career & Life Education 10 course.
This is the 13th year Argyle’s Grade 10 students have participated in this empowering and inspiring program. This year’s $5,000 grant will support the North Shore Women’s Centre.
YPI is a global program that provides youth with the opportunity to become involved in learning about and supporting charities in their local community. Students research, interview, and present on a charity they would like to advocate for. One group is selected from each Careers 10 class to go to the finals. The winning group at the finals receives a $5,000 grant for their local North Shore charity.
This year’s judging panel consisted of Vice Principal Tim Ireland, Assistant Superintendent Arlene Martin, District of North Vancouver Mayor Mike Little, and Grade 12 student Marcus Towns (a former YPI winner).
View highlights of this year's YPI final, including a list of organizations that have benefited from this initiative.