All grade 10 students at the Trafalgar School for Girls participate in a community-focused project called Youth and Philanthropy Initiative (YPI). This program allows teenagers to better understand community work and allows organisations to have the chance to win a $ 5000 grant.
A team of four students had to choose a non-profit organisation, meet with the employees, take part in a volunteering activity and finaly write a report and present their work about their experience.
Four young girls contacted AFPAD about their project and met with Raymonde Hébert, membership coordinator, and Mélanie Bisson, administrative assistant, on January 11, 2016 to ask questions about our association. As for their volunteering experience, we suggested they help us during an art workshop on February 6, 2016 by transporting materials and cleaning up the room. This experience allowed them to meet our members and better understand the reason why they need to reunite and share their tragedies.
We attended their final presentation on April 28, 2016 and we were very proud of the work these young talented women put into this project. The AFPAD did not win the grant but the experience was memorable. We would like to congratulate our great team: Jill Blumer, Taylor Savelson, Jessica Macintosh et Gabriella Martucci.
The students filmed their conversation with AFPAD and truly appreciated Raymonde Hébert’s testimony about her sister who was murdered in 1974.