THUNDER BAY – A record-breaking 28,000 high school students from across the province made a difference in their communities by participating in the 2012 Ontario ChangeTheWorld Youth Volunteer Challenge. These young people planned and delivered initiatives such as park clean-ups, urban beautification projects, and fashion and variety shows for seniors in more than 450 communities, working with their schools, local volunteer centres and community agencies. Over the three-week campaign, these teenagers volunteered for an outstanding 124,000 hours.
“After ChangeTheWorld, thousands of youth in Ontario have learned more about their local communities, schools and themselves through volunteerism. This is an incredible achievement and a huge win for Ontario youth and for the voluntary sector,” commented Armin Forouzan, CTW Provincial Coordinator, Ontario Volunteer Centre Network.