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Coast Capital Savings donated $8,000 through their Community Investments Grant to the new YMCA Connects program, enabling young adults in Kelowna get critical support in their search for long-term sustainable job and career opportunities. 

YMCA Connects is an employment program supporting employment-ready young adults (18-24) through essential skills and job readiness training, employment assistance services, financial supports and employment experiences. With the funds received from Coast Capital Savings, the YMCA of Okanagan has upgraded critical technology access for program participants, improving program efficiency and creating diversity of learning opportunities. The program aims to really fuse technology into its services and ensure youth have all the tools and experiences to move in to sustainable employment. 

With the aim of building a richer future and help young adults in BC succeed, the Community Investment Grant program is led by Youth Community Councils to help find the best and most meaningful way to impact other youth. Thanks to the donors like Coast Capital Savings, the YMCA of Okanagan is hoping to increase the labour force participation and reduce the unemployment rate of employment-ready young adults (18-24) in Kelowna for those facing barriers to employment.

To support the program, please call Rhonda Zakala at 250-491-8672 for more information.