Youth at Risk vies to make finals in online competition

The Abbotsford Youth at Risk program is currently in 13th place in a national online competition.

A joint project involving the Abbotsford Police Department (APD) and Abbotsford Fire Rescue Service (AFRS) is currently in 13th place in a national online competition.

Youth at Risk is among 30 semi-final entries in the “medium” category of the Aviva Community Fund competition. The top 10 winners in each of the three categories (small, medium and large) will advance to the finals when online voting ends on Friday, Dec. 16.

A panel of judges will then select the winners, which will be announced Jan. 25.

Youth at Risk combines multi-media presentations on fire safety and road safety. The APD and AFRS are hoping to win $97,000 in funding to expand the program, including an improved Internet and social media presence.

To vote for the Abbotsford program, register online at avivacommunityfund.org and vote for idea 11138.

For more information about Youth at Risk, visit tough2bteen.ca.

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