Leadership students from three local schools recently loaded 250 backpacks that will be distributed in February to participants at the B.C. School of Character Youth Forum. (Submitted photo)

Leadership students from three local schools recently loaded 250 backpacks that will be distributed in February to participants at the B.C. School of Character Youth Forum. (Submitted photo)

Students fill backpacks for upcoming youth forum

B.C. Schools of Character event in Abbotsford in February

Leadership students from Rick Hansen Secondary School, MEI (Mennonite Educational Institute) and Dasmesh Punjabi School loaded 250 backpacks on Dec. 20.

The backpacks will be distributed to all students attending the B.C. Schools of Character Youth Forum on Feb. 2 from 9 a.m. to noon at the University of the Fraser Valley (UFV).

This initiative was led by Abbotsford school district employees Cam Friesen and Nerlap Sidhu.

The Abbotsford Youth Commission also supported the cause.

The B.C. Schools of Character Youth Forum is an initiative of Character B.C., and its purpose is to “empower students to make a difference in the world through leadership-based character.”

Character BC is partnering with the Abbotsford school district, UFV and Propsera Credit Union to make thed forum happen.

Visit characterbc.squarespace.com for more information or to register.