Educating the Next Generation of Community Leaders

Recent studies show that today’s youth are eager to get involved in their communities, but sometimes don’t know where to begin. That’s where the Give Where You Live educational program comes in. Working together, TELUS and Free the Children have put together a program that provides options and information to help Canadian students make a difference locally and nationally.

TELUS first launched the Give Where You Live initiative in British Columbia in 2013 and since then we have expanded the program to Alberta, Quebec, the Yukon Territories and Atlantic Canada. We are excited to announce that, as of this week, the program is now available in Ontario schools!

Give Where You Live focuses on teaching students about giving back, corporate social responsibility and identifying local social issues. Together with Free The Children, we want to help youth take action by providing them with the tools and action plans they need to help spark positive change.

Every school participating in the program has the opportunity to receive a $1,000 grant to support the charity of their choice. To take advantage of this incentive, students need only to identify a cause that their school would like to support and begin developing an action plan. From there, students bring their initiatives to life and experience the joy and accomplishment of giving back.

Since 2000, TELUS has given more than $100 million to youth causes across Canada – in support of our Free The Children partnerships and many others. Personally, I am proud to work for a company that believes that the key to keeping our communities healthy and strong is by empowering the leaders of tomorrow.

Help us spread the word about this fantastic program and to get more Canadian youth pushing for positive change!

Click here to learn more about the Give Where You Live educational program and how schools can register.