s Teen Junction program is getting a much needed boost thanks to a donation from Tolko. During a visit to the Teen Junction in Vernon on September 19, Tolko employees Rhys Thompson and Maritza Reilly toured the facility before presenting OkanaganBoys and Girls Club’s CEO, Diane Entwhistle and program coordinators and officials with a cheque for $7,000 in support of the program’s youth-based services. According to a joint release issued today, Tolko’s donation will help fund upgrades to the facility itself, as well as provide basic supplies and resources needed to support the youth in the Vernon community.
Tolko officials say their donation was inspired by their desire to support the children and youth of their community, “so that they can grow to become successful participants in society, and maybe even future Tolko employees.”
Okanagan Boys and Girls Clubs has been running programs and services for youth in Kelowna and West Kelowna for a number of years. Successful clubs like Kelowna’s Downtown Youth Center and West Kelowna’s Westside Youth Center will serve as models for expanding upon Teen Junction’s current programs and services.