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HSBC Youth Support Program to help 300 immigrants and refugees

By Don Fennell

Published 2:46 PDT, Tue July 25, 2017

A $300,000 donation from HSBC Bank Canada will help Success establish a youth support program to help immigrants and refugee youth in Metro Vancouver.

The HSBC Youth Support Program will help some 300 new-to-Canada youth with career support, mentorship and skills-building workshops to help them succeed, finish school and pursue further education or career options over the next three years.

"Immigrant and refugee youth who arrive in Canada as teenagers may face challenges to graduate high school in Canada due to many interacting factors, and there are very few programs to support youth who age out of school," said Queenie Choo, CEO of Success. "HSBC has been a long-standing partner of Success, and their continued generosity and support for the youth and clients we serve will make a lasting difference in the lives of individuals and our community."

The program officially starts in September 2017, and will run for three years in Richmond, Vancouver, Surrey, Burnaby and the Tri-Cities regions. In addition to financial support, HSBC employees will also volunteer as part of the program.

Success was established in 1973 and is one of the largest social service agencies in B.C.

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