In December, Jordyn, an LCVI student, was selected to represent Lindsay’s RBC branch through their “Make 150 Count” program. Initially, she didn’t know she was selected as a young Canadian because a family friend had completed the application on her behalf. Jordyn spoke with her sister Mackenzie, a Central Senior School student, to team up with their Me to We group. This event is in partnership with RBC and APCH. Together, they have organized an evening of music for the community to enjoy. Details are as follows:

When: June 2, 2017 at 7:00 p.m.
Where: LCVI Gymnasium
Cost: $5 at the door
Why: To support a fantastic local organization, A Place Called Home
Other Information: Snacks will be available for purchase and there will be a donation box at the door for APCH

Jordyn and Mackenzie are very excited to see all of the local musicians. “We have so many talented people in Lindsay and they are going to put on a great show,” says Jordyn. “We’re also excited to see the community come together in support of a great cause. APCH does so much for Lindsay and the City of Kawartha Lakes and it will be incredible to see the community come together to support them.”

“We chose ‘A Place Called Home’ because they are an incredible local organization that has done great work in our community – stopping the cycle of poverty is something I have been very passionate about for a long time,” says Jordyn. “APCH focuses on youth in the City of Kawartha Lakes and Haliburton County; I think that they are an amazing organization and deserve a lot of recognition for what they are doing.”

Jordyn believes it’s vital for students to be active citizens in their community. “Youth have very unique views on the world, and can offer solutions that adults might not have explored,” says Jordyn. “We have to be teaching students that they have a voice so they feel like a part of the community. These students will grow up to be our future, and teaching them strong morals can only benefit our country in the future. On top of this, knowing that you can make a difference about something you care about is truly empowering. I’ve felt this first-hand!”

For more information on A Place Called Home, visit www.apch.ca. To learn more about the RBC ‘Make 150 Count’ program, visit www.rbc.com/make150count.

*Photo by Jelynne Sornberger