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Friday October 3rd, 2014

Posted at 11:00am

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The next Windsor SOUP takes place this Sunday at 7pm at the Walkerville Brewery.  This time around all projects will be focused on initiatives affecting youth or young adults in the Windsor region.

The selected four projects are:

  • Windsor-Essex Youth Advising City Councillors (WE-YACC): a youth created, youth developed and youth centered mentorship and career development internship program.
  • Generation WYC: a support group made up of mostly young parents in Windsor Essex, most of whom have experienced homelessness and or extreme poverty.
  • The Windsor Residence for Young Men (WRYM): provides a safe, supervised emergency and transitional housing program for male youth 16-24 who are experiencing homelessness or who are at-risk of becoming homeless.
  • YKNOT Windsor-Essex: a regional talent attraction and retention project for young people, who are looking to provide free headshots for youth.

The event will be following the same format, where each of the four presenters will speak for four minutes.  Each presenter will also be answering four questions from attendees.

With a donation of five dollars at the door, attendants will receive soup and salad donated by local restaurants, and get a chance to vote on the creative project that they feel has the most remarkable potential to make a positive impact on the community.

The last Windsor SOUP held in August brought approximately 200 community members together. At the end of the event, Chateau Mason received the maximum support from voters and won the micro-grant collected through the dinner. The donation was matched by the P. & L. Odette Charitable Foundation, giving the organization a total of $1,800 to grow their inspiring project.

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