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Youth Share Ideas at Annual Philanthropy Conference

November 6, 2014 9:50 AM | News

By Brian Schultz

The Winnipeg FoundationStudents from 28 schools and community agencies will gather today for the 12th annual Youth in Philanthropy (YiP) conference.

The Winnipeg Foundation released a report recently where younger Winnipeggers graded the city a C when it came to giving youth a voice.

“We’re giving young people the chance to present ideas on how they’d like to see Winnipeg grow and develop,” said Tolu Ilelaboye, youth engagement coordinator with The Winnipeg Foundation. “These young people are starting to think about what they’re going to do following graduation; we want to know what will keep them in our city.”

During the conference — being keynoted by Muuxi Adam — youth are encouraged to share via social media opinions and suggestions on how the city can be improved in a variety of areas including poverty, housing and homelessness, safety, employment, transportation, and education.

More than 350 students are participating in today’s conference, being held at Canad Inns Fort Garry.