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ChangeTheWorld - Ontario Youth Volunteer Challenge
By ACCESS Charity | Published  04/15/2012 | Community News | Unrated
ACCESS Charity
ACCESS: Allowing Children a Chance at Education, Inc. is a non-profit organization in Ontario, geared towards providing children in the developing world with opportunities for education. Founded by a Brampton high school student, the organization's goal is to provide needy children in the developing world with school uniforms and necessary school supplies, so that they have the opportunity to obtain the education required to find decent employment and support their families, in addition to education local youth on related issues. Contact ACCESS by email info@accesscharity.ca or visit http://www.accesscharity.ca/ 

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Peel - ChangeTheWorld: Ontario Youth Volunteer Challenge is a three-week campaign with a goal to get students to volunteer in their community, and serve the community involvement hours toward their high school diploma. This year, Ontario is asking 25,000 young people to volunteer 3 hours over the three week campaign, and ACCESS’ Youth Making a Difference Conference is part of this challenge.

The ChangeTheWorld: Ontario Youth Volunteer Challenge runs for 3 weeks (April 15 to May 6, 2012) and coincides with the Youth Making a Difference Conference (April 26, 2012) and National Volunteer Week (April 15 to 21, 2012).

ACCESS invites all youth in the Peel Region to register for the fourth annual Youth Making a Difference Conference being hosted April 26 in Mississauga, online today. This is a great way for youth to network with community organizations, be inspired by other youth activists, and obtain the tools to make a difference in their own community.

This year, ACCESS has joined Volunteer MBC’s ChangeTheWorld 2012 Campaign with our Youth Making a Difference Conference. Interested Volunteers can sign-up to help at the conference online through Volunteer MBC here. The challenge provides the opportunity for youth to connect to community organizations and provides an awesome experience and incredible memories.

Youth are the future of our communities. ACCESS is youth-run organization aiming to inspire and empower other youth.

Facts About Volunteering in Ontario

    •    In 2011, close to 15,000 youth participated in ChangeTheWorld with nearly 45,000 volunteer hours.
    •    To date, the ChangeTheWorld challenge has seen 35,218 youth volunteer a total of 141,435 hours.
    •    Ontario students must complete 40 volunteer hours to graduate from high school
    •    Each year, over five million Ontarians volunteer in their communities
    •    ChangeTheWorld’s success supports Imagine Canada’s recent findings that Canada’s voluntary and non-profit sector is the 2nd largest in the world



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