FVDED in the Park is proud to be supporting youth in the community by donating a portion of the proceeds from the two day festival to the YMCA’s Alternative Suspension Program in Surrey. Along with the charitable donation, which will be a minimum of $5000.00, FVDED will be giving four YMCA youth participants the opportunity to get some hands on experience by volunteering at the festival this summer. This experience will implement elements of responsibility and accountability, which will help the youth develop the skills they need to succeed not only in school, but in life.
The YMCA of Greater Vancouver’s Alternative Suspension Program helps students who are at a high risk of being suspended from school by providing them with the tools they need to continue their education. The 4,000 volunteers and staff who make up the YMCA of Greater Vancouver are dedicated to helping more than 115,000 individuals across the Lower Mainland. The YMCA of Greater Vancouver is a charity dedicated to building a community in which a generation of children and families reach their full potential.
“Blueprint prides itself on giving back and supporting our community whenever we can,” says Blueprint Co-founder, Alvaro Prol. “The YMCA was a perfect match for us – they do incredible work, and we completely believe in and support the YMCA Alternative Suspension Program in Surrey.”
The charitable donation, coupled with the hands on volunteer experience, will allow the young program participants to garner insight into the work it takes to make an event successful, while getting a glimpse of the festivities first hand.
“We’re thrilled that Blueprint has stepped forward to support such an important initiative,” says Yvonne Comfort, General Manager of the Tong Louie Family YMCA in Surrey. “Blueprint’s support of the Alternative Suspension program will have a significant impact on the lives of youth in Surrey who are at risk of dropping out of high school. By empowering young people with the tools and social skills they need to complete their education, this program ensures all youth have the opportunity to achieve their goals now and into the future.”
FVDED in the Park returns to Holland Park for its second year on July 2nd and 3rd. FVDED is the largest all ages urban music festival happening in Metro Vancouver and is expected to see over 40,000+ attendees over the course of the weekend.