Youth One raises $120,000 for Black Tie Gala

Lethbridge group called Youth One recently held their Black Tie Gala and raised $120,000 for the organization to help out youth in our community.

Jordan Schellenberg, the CEO and founding partner of Youth One explained what the money raised will be going towards.

“Every year, we need to sponsor at least 330 registered youth, regular tenders that attend Youth One and so really broken down, each registered student costs about one $1200 a year. And so if you break that down into a month, it’s about $100 a month. Kind of like a gym membership, right? But it provides them with full access to Youth One, out of school programs, meals and support services. And so at this fundraiser, our goal this year was to fulfill the remaining 100 youth sponsorships that we needed completed to continue to provide this free support to youth and families in Lethbridge.”

Officials with the group said they have helped serve youth between the ages of 11 and 18 in Lethbridge since 2014.

Micah Quinn

After graduating from Mount Royal University in Calgary with a Broadcasting Diploma, Micah made the trek down to Lethbridge to work for Bridge City News. He has previously worked at City TV Calgary on the Breakfast Television morning show. He looks forward to connecting with this community, and reaching a new audience. Micah has a passion for interviewing and finding out why people think the way they do. You’ll often find him pursuing local feature stories and hard news.

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