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Youth Now leadership program ends

By Richmond Sentinel

Published 11:05 PDT, Fri June 17, 2022

Last Updated: 11:05 PDT, Fri June 17, 2022

Last month, Richmond Cares, Richmond Gives (RCRG) marked the ending of its Leadership Richmond - Youth Now program.

The final graduation ceremony was held on May 3, recognizing this year’s three youth leaders 

Sadaf Sediqi, Casey Skuce, and Brandon Kato. Since October, the three have served as non-profit board members and seen firsthand how community organizations operate.

They've attended board meetings, participated in planning sessions, and completed both individual and group projects. Along the way, they've gained valuable experience, which will serve them well as they take their next steps as community leaders.

RCRG expressed gratitude to the organizations that mentored Sediqi, Skuce, and Kato: Richmond Addiction Services Society, the Richmond Women’s Resource Centre, and The Sharing Farm.

The Youth Now program ran for 17 years and had nearly 150 graduates. Those young people are still contributing to their community, whether in Richmond or other places around the world.

While this year marks the end of the current program, RCRG continues to explore possible youth leadership initiatives to help build the next generation of community leaders.

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