The Mission Adopt-A-Block Society has received $1,000 in funding from the Mission Community Foundation to support the launch of the new Youth Stewardship Program.
The program will serve as an expansion of Adopt-A-Block’s successful Junior Anti-Litter Bug Club, which has operated in the community since 2013 for children ages two to 12 years.
“The Youth Stewardship Program will encourage Mission’s youth in becoming active change-makers and mindful stewards of the environment through participating in litter abatement efforts in Mission,” said Mission Adopt-A-Block Society coordinator Sophie Thomas.
By becoming mentors for Adopt-A-Block’s “Litter and Wildlife Day Camps,” participant youth will learn essential transferable skills to support their future applications to post-secondary education or to career path jobs.
This is accomplished through public-speaking opportunities, mentoring younger students, assisting in organizing event details, and reaching out to community members. Through their participation, students will also gain volunteer hours necessary for their high school graduation.
For more information on the Mission Adopt-A-Block Youth Stewardship Program, contact Thomas at 604-826-9423.