Essex Power Continues Support for Youth Programs

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Essex Power is continuing a tradition of giving to youth initiatives — this time providing $40,000.

It's the sixth year for the program that will see funds spread between Amherstburg, LaSalle, Leamington, and Tecumseh.

According to the release, the fund provides support for new and ongoing initiatives.

Some previous programs include: a recreational swimming series, a pancake breakfasts with Santa, a recreational skating series, skateboarding competitions, Earth Day celebrations, a children's summer concert series and Canada Day celebrations.

The Mayor's Youth Advisory Committee and mentorship programs such as the Essex Empowerment Girls Group also see some funding.

Essex Power has given a total of $240,000 to youth driven initiatives to date.