Supporting the Youth Futures Education Fund
We are excited to announce a virtual silent auction to raise funds for the Youth Futures Education Fund! BCNET is committed to this incredible charity organization and making a positive contribution to education in the communities we serve.
Make a Bid to win!
Mark your calendar and plan to visit the auction to see what's up for bidding. There will be lots of great items thanks to the generous donations of our industry partners and sponsors! Some of the products and services up for bid include market-leading electronics, sporting events tickets and much more! We will open bidding on March 8, at 9:00 AM and close on March 10, at 12:00 PM.
To bid in the silent auction, be sure to visit the auction website and create an account. Instructions to create an account are available on the auction website.
Who Can Bid?
Bidding is open to BCNET members, BCNET staff and all Summit attendees. And, you don’t have to attend the Summit to bid on auction items!
A Better Community | Improving Access to Higher Education
We believe that when more people have access to higher education, the entire community benefits. That’s why we are committed to supporting youth education and helping those in need. Since 2021, we raised over $17,000. This year to date, our staff have pledged $7,000 in donations. With your help, we hope to surpass our goal of $15,000 in contributions!
Why Youth Futures Education Fund? Helping Youth Achieve their Potential
The Youth Futures Education Fund helps create equal educational opportunities for young adults who have been in government care.
How They Help
At the age of 19, youth in care “age out” of the foster care system and subsequently lose all support from their foster families, social workers, and government programs. Although they are eligible for a tuition waiver, the loss of this assistance makes pursing post-secondary education much more challenging.
Why it Matters
Recognizing the vital role that education plays in helping people fulfil their potential, Youth Futures provides financial assistance to hundreds of post-secondary students in British Columbia who grew up in government care. They provide low-barrier access to funds to support living expenses, school supplies purchases and other financial requirements for these students.
The Youth Futures Education Fund was collaboratively established by: Coast Capital, The Province of British Columbia, and the Office of the Representative for Children and Youth. The Youth Futures Education Fund is guided by an Advisory Committee, held at the Vancouver Foundation and is administered by United Way British Columbia – working with communities in BC’s Interior, Lower Mainland and Central & Northern Vancouver Island.