FYI launches scholarship drive

For Youth Initiative is trying to raise $50,000 to give as scholarships to 25 young people from York South–Weston.

The FYI Scholarship program, now in its 15th year, is in commemoration of Jamal Hemmings and Amon Beckles, Toronto youth who were lost to gun violence in November 2005. Jamal and Amon were participants in FYI’s daily programs and will be remembered for their positive, vibrant personalities and dance skills. The FYI Scholarship Program supports our community’s youth towards a brighter future through funding support for various forms of education including: college, university, training, trades, and certificate programs.

The scholarship drive has raised almost $20,000 of its $50,000 target.

You can donate or apply for the scholarship online.