Youth Revolution members from Meadows School sold “Free the Children” buttons to raise funds for a village in Ecuador.
Youth Revolution members in several Brandon schools are raising funds so a village in Ecuador can have water.
Youth Revolution members from Crocus Plains Regional Secondary School show off the $2 bracelets they’re selling for the same cause. (SUBMITTED)
Students from Meadows, Crocus Plains, Earl Oxford, George Fitton, Kirkcaldy Heights, St. Augustine, Neelin and Vincent Massey have been participating in the "Free the Children" campaign for the village of Totoras water project.
Youth Revolution members at Meadows School sold "Free the Children" buttons on Valentine’s Day, raising more than $50. They’re also holding a penny drive.
Meanwhile, Y-R members at Crocus Plains Regional Secondary School are selling $2 bracelets for the remainder of the school year.
"We will continue selling bracelets until June and see how much money we can raise for Totoras," said Delton Kreller, a Grade 9 Youth Revolution member.
The involvement with "Free the Children" will enable each Youth Revolution group to get tickets to attend We Day 2013 in Winnipeg later this year.
The Youth Revolution is an initiative of the Brandon Community Drug and Alcohol Education Coalition, which is supported by Health Canada and more than 100 partners and sponsors.
For more information about the Youth Revolution, the endeavours of the Brandon Community Drug and Alcohol Education Coalition and the list of Youth Revolution sponsors and partners, visit http://daeducation.wordpress.com.
Republished from the Brandon Sun print edition March 13, 2013