Steve Clark, Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing, visited KYC to celebrate a recent grant from the Trillium Foundation of Ontario.
The Foundation supports the building of healthy and vibrant communities across the province and, on this occasion, has granted $17,800 to supply 14 laptops and charging station for use by the youth at KYC.
The laptops are a boost for KYC programs and are of particular value for youth with poor access to broadband, or limited equipment. One immediate use is their availability for youth to enter the Rotary Essay Competition, which offers cash prizes for winning entries. (details available on our website and at the Centre).
Minister Clark and North Grenville Mayor Peckford toured the KYC facility and spoke to some of the youth present. Minister Clark, talking to members of the KYC Board and Staff, commented that “The value of the Trillium Foundation funding is that it allows organizations to identify specific needs that will provide added value to them and the community at large.
The valuable work and youth space here at the Kemptville Youth Centre is a place where rural youth can engage with each other and have access to modern needs like the laptops provided through this grant from the Ontario Trillium Foundation.”