FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
July 14, 2017
New HSBC Youth Support Program to Help 300+ Immigrants and Refugee Youth in Metro Vancouver
Vancouver, BC – S.U.C.C.E.S.S. is happy to announce a new $300,000 donation from HSBC Bank Canada, establishing the HSBC Youth Support Program which will help new-to-Canada youth in Metro Vancouver. The program will provide more than 300 youth with career support, mentorship and skills-building workshops to help them succeed, finish school and pursue further education or career options over the next three years (2017-20).
“Immigrant and refugee youth who arrive in Canada as teenagers may face challenges to graduate high school in Canada due to many interacting factors, and there are very few programs to support youth who age out of school,” said Queenie Choo, CEO of S.U.C.C.E.S.S. “HSBC has been a long-standing partner of S.U.C.C.E.S.S., and their continued generosity and support for the youth and clients we serve will make a lasting difference in the lives of individuals and our community.”
The program officially starts in September 2017, and will run for three years in Vancouver, Richmond, Surrey, Burnaby and the Tri-Cities regions. In addition to financial support, HSBC employees will also volunteer as part of the program.
“At HSBC, we believe our responsibilities extend beyond our customers, shareholders and employees to the wider communities where we operate,” says Jocelyn Hsiung, Head of Branch Network, British Columbia, HSBC Bank Canada. “The HSBC Youth Support Program was created by S.U.C.C.E.S.S. to address an important need in our communities, and to support young people to reach their full potential.”
The celebration of this gift and official announcement will take place during the opening program of the 2017 Walk with the Dragon event at 9:00am, Sunday, 16 July 2017 at Lumberman’s Arch in Stanley Park.
Established in 1973, S.U.C.C.E.S.S. is one of the largest social service agencies in British Columbia. It is a non-partisan and non-profit charitable organization providing services in settlement, language training, employment, family and youth counseling, business and economic development, seniors care, housing and community development. For more information, visit www.success.bc.ca or follow us on Twitter: @SUCCESSCanada or Facebook: @SUCCESSBC
HSBC Bank Canada
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