Youth Futures Education Fund
Supporting vulnerable youth to pursue a post-secondary education.
Coast Capital launched the Youth Futures Education Fund in collaboration with the BC government, BC’s Representative for Children & Youth, the private sector and the philanthropic community.
The Fund, held at the Vancouver Foundation, supports BC youth who used to be in government care and are pursuing a post-secondary education on a tuition waiver – by providing them with non-tuition living expenses. With this support they can focus on their education rather than stressing about the day-to-day expenses that come with living on your own and going to school.
How we help.
At Coast Capital Savings, we’re committed to helping youth in your community succeed during their school years. The amount and quality of education received by a young adult has a direct effect on his or her ability to obtain and retain a job with potential for growth in responsibility and compensation, to form a healthy family and to be a contributing member of the community.
Post-secondary education today is expensive and youth transitioning out of government care at the age of 19 lack the financial support and encouragement that many youth receive from their families. These youth have high rates of homelessness and many rely on income assistance.
The Youth Futures Fund supports these young people with basic living expenses so they can focus on pursuing their dream of an education, and not worry about how they will survive financially.
Since 2015, 283 students have received support from the fund. We are thrilled, as part of our Youth Community Investment program, to help support these youth who are determined to pursue their dreams of further education.
How you can help.
Join business, private donors and government to build the Youth Futures Education Fund. Together, we can be part of a solution that gives former youth in care the opportunity to succeed alongside their peers and enables them to fully contribute to their communities.
We're a proud partner.
Since November 2014 when the Youth Futures Education Fund was launched, Coast Capital has contributed $500,000.
To date, the total contributed to the Fund by Coast Capital and others in the private sector, government, and philanthropic community is approaching $2M.