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Empowering Edmonton's Youth - The FLY Project's Remarkable Outreach Event

June 25, 2023. Edmonton, AB. The For the Love of Youth (FLY) Project set up, getting ready for another day of outreach. Photo: Bohdan Klimchuk

The team at For the Love of Youth (FLY) continues to make waves in community upliftment - this time in the heart of Edmonton. FLY's recent outreach event was a resounding success, demonstrating the commitment to nurturing young potential through technological empowerment.


For those unfamiliar with the FLY mission, the project strives to bridge the digital divide for deserving youth by providing them with laptops. FLY's vision is to equip youth with the tools they need to excel in this increasingly digital world, enabling them to learn, innovate, and contribute meaningfully to society.


June 25, 2023. Edmonton, AB. FLY Founder and Project Director Lisa De Leon makes a heartwarming address to Edmonton youth. Photo: Bohdan Klimchuk

FLY kick-started the day with a welcome address, sharing the purpose and vision of the FLY Project. The excited chatter of anticipation mingled with the morning Edmonton air, filling everyone with a sense of purpose and optimism.


As the FLY team prepared to distribute the laptops, the participants’ faces lit up with joy, astonishment, and gratitude. The sight was a stark reminder of the significant impact a simple tool like a laptop can make in a young person's life.

June 25, 2023. Edmonton, AB. Deserving youth recieve there laptops. Photo: Bohdan Klimchuk

In the spirit of education, FLY also hosted a few learning sessions. The FLY participants also enjoyed other fun activities, including team-building games. These activities were meant to entertain and promote collaboration, critical thinking, and the application of new skills in a fun, engaging manner.

June 25, 2023. Edmonton, AB. FLY participants engage in team building activities. Photo: Bohdan Klimchuk

Of course, none of this would have been possible without the immense support from the FLY volunteers and the Edmonton community. Their dedication has been instrumental in transforming the FLY vision into reality.


As the FLY team wrapped up the day, the gratitude in the air was palpable. But the gleam in the eyes of the participants - a mix of excitement for the new possibilities unlocked and determination for a future now within their grasp - truly reflected the success of this mission.


Looking back, the time in Edmonton was more than just an outreach event. It was an opportunity for everyone at FLY to connect with these outstanding young individuals, understand their aspirations, and give them the resources to achieve those dreams.


 

For the Love of Youth (FLY) services are free and funded by the Government of Canada's Supports for Student Learning Program (SSLP).

FLY is committed to providing high-quality support to students, families, and educators who need it most. Our team is dedicated to creating a safe and supportive environment for students to learn and grow.

Learn more about the For the Love of Youth (FLY) Project.


Phone:403-457-8832

Email: getconnected@theexpertcollective.ca

Instagram: @for.theloveofyouth




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