Langley Students Rallied for New Youth Resource Center
February 9, 2017
Langley School District Leadership students, AKA the homelessness task force, recognized that some peers had no place to go when vulnerable and rallied together. They gained support from the local community to raise awareness around youth homelessness and youth resources in Langley. Today (Thursday, February 9th) the provincial government has announced funding for a New Langley Youth Resource Centre and recognized their contribution:
The local youth homelessness task force, operated through the Langley School District, is contributing $18,000. The funding was raised by students who rallied together to raise awareness about youth homelessness in Langley.
The new Langley Youth Resource Centre will be located at 20285 62nd Avenue and will be operated by Encompass Support Services. The Province is providing $355,000 for the project, while the Township of Langley has provided land valued at $450,00.
“The Langley School District is very appreciative of the funding from the B.C. government to support the establishment of the Langley Youth Resource Centre. This centre will provide temporary housing and community supports to provide a safe place for Langley youth to receive the services they require to meet their needs and a long-term commitment to ensuring these services remain in place. It’s a great day for Langley youth.”
Gordon Stewart, superintendent, Langley School District
Read the full announcement on the BC Government News website here.