Libro Financial Group Recognizes Youth Leadership and Dedication to Community
- Libro announces recipients of the 2012 Community Builder Program -
LONDON, ON, Aug. 30, 2012 /CNW/ - Libro Financial Group recognized 25 youth at an awards ceremony, for their leadership and dedication to the community. Ten students were awarded scholarships, and 15 were awarded grants, through Libro's Community Builder Program, which supports youth in developing career and leadership skills by participating in community development projects.
"Contributing to the communities we serve is important to Libro," said Rick Joyal, Chair, Libro Financial Group's Board of Directors. "By supporting youth, through the Community Builder Program, the community becomes their focus, and together we all benefit."
Libro invests five per cent of its profit back into communities across southwestern Ontario each year through its Community Builder Program, which provides youth, up to the age of 25, an opportunity to develop leadership and career skills through participation in community development projects. Since 2005, when the program first launched, Libro has distributed more than $2.4 million in grants, scholarships and sponsorships.
"Our program is providing exciting new opportunities for local youth," said Earl Morwood, Chair of Libro's Community Investment Advisory Panel. "We hope to help build confident youth and over time, more vibrant and prosperous communities."
Community Builder Grant Recipients
Libro awarded four Community Builder corporate grants, which are reviewed and evaluated by the Community Investment Advisory Panel; and eleven branch grants, which are approved by each owner-elected Libro Branch Council. In total, $484,139 was reinvested back to our communities this year.
|Brookside Public School, Lucknow, Brookside Bulldogs Build a Playground||$66,000|
|Sarnia-Lambton Rebound, Sarnia, Youth Theatre Production||$30,000|
|YMCA of Western Ontario, London, Bob Hayward YMCA Club House||$110,000|
|Municipality of North Middlesex, Parkhill, Parkhill Libro Skatepark||$148,663|
|Junior Achievement of Waterloo Region, Waterloo||$5,000|
|Achievers Teaching Achievers|
|Business & Education Partnership of Waterloo Region, Waterloo||$5,700|
|ZOOM Career Day - Business & Entrepreneurship|
|Camp Bimini, St. Pauls||$10,000|
|Camp Bimini Cabin|
|Lake Huron Fishing Club, Teeswater||$6,000|
|Lake Huron Fishing Club School Salmon Hatchery Program|
|Fridge Door Live Theatre Company, Mount Brydges||$7,300|
|Performing Arts Leadership Programs|
|Glen Cairn Community Resource Centre, London||$24,180|
|Garden Gates Street Safety Project|
|North Lambton Super Strokes Dragon Boat Team, Forest||$9,761|
|Super Strokers Dragon Boat - Transport, Safety and Training|
|Highgate Ball Park Association, Muirkirk||$5,500|
|Safety Netting for Highgate Ball Park|
|Blenheim Youth Centre, Blenheim||$5,500|
|BYC Keep Fit, Stay Healthy Program|
|Watford BMX Committee, Watford||$10,000|
|Watford BMX Complex|
|Community Builder Scholarships|
New to the program this year are scholarships, which are awarded to
youth, between the ages of 17
to 25, who have developed leadership skills while participating in community development projects. Each
recipient was awarded a scholarship of $3,000 towards his or her education.
|Adriana Berardini, London||H.B. Beal Secondary School|
|Kevin Bernard, Sarnia||University of Western Ontario|
|Vanessa DeMelo, London||University of Western Ontario|
|Devin Hulshof, Sebringville||St. Michael Catholic Secondary School|
|Radha Joseph, London||University of Western Ontario|
|Dana Moir, Ilderton||Strathroy District Collegiate Institute|
|Susannah Ripley, Teeswater||University of Guelph|
|Jayden Robertson, London||Mother Teresa Secondary School|
|Cassie Shiell, London||University of Western Ontario|
|Sajdeep Soomal, Cambridge||Cameron Heights CI|
About Libro Financial Group
Libro Financial Group is southwestern Ontario's full-service credit union operated by a community of owners and open to everyone. With 57,000 owners and over $2 billion in assets under administration, Libro delivers a full range of chequing, savings, investment, RRSP, insurance and loan products along with financial coaching and advice for consumers, and farm and business owners. Libro has been operating for 60 years and has 15 branches in southwestern Ontario. Owners have access to a surcharge-free network of 3,000 ATMs across Canada. For more information, see www.libro.ca.
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