Yale Secondary students applied for and received grants that they then used to help others in the Abbotsford community. (Submitted)

Yale Secondary students applied for and received grants that they then used to help others in the Abbotsford community. (Submitted)

Yale Secondary Leadership students give back to Abbotsford

Leadership class applies for and receives grants to say thanks or help locals

Despite the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic, Yale Secondary Leadership students were able to continue to give back to the community.

Students applied and received Responsive Neighbourhood Small Grants, which connect the community or just brighten someone’s day during the trying COVID-19 era.

Five groups of students successfully applied for the grants, which equalled $500 apiece.

The student groups completed a number of projects with the money and helped locals out. With the assistance of the Salvation Army Outreach Program, students delivered self-care packages to some of the homeless in Abbotsford.

Another group put together baskets filled with toys for children in the pediatric unit at the hospital, while another group gave thank-you care baskets to nurses.

One group gave all the Grade 5 students at McMillan Elementary an “off to middle school” gift bag. Students also delivered supplies to the Cyrus Centre, including a box of supplies for their weekly pancake breakfast.

“Even though it was a much different year, the students did an amazing job adapting and coming up with new ideas on how they can support our community,” said Yale teacher Doug Primrose.

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Yale Secondary students applied for and received grants that they then used to help others in the Abbotsford community. (Submitted)

Yale Secondary students applied for and received grants that they then used to help others in the Abbotsford community. (Submitted)