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Young people helped by Youth Opportunities Unlimited speak at the annual breakfast in London, Ont. on Thursday, Feb. 7, 2019. (Justin Zadorsky / CTV London)

Thursday morning the 14th Annual Breakfast for Youth Opportunities Unlimited (YOU) was held at RBC Place in London.

More than 1,100 business, community, and government representatives attended the breakfast - a new attendance record - to raise funds for the organization.

Since 1982 Youth Opportunities Unlimited has worked with at-risk and vulnerable youth within London.

From hot meals, affordable housing, to gainful employment, the organization works to lead London’s youth to success.

Funds raised from the morning event will support needed programs and services for youth served by YOU.

According to their website, YOU has provided 9,405 hot meals, launched more than 6,000 careers and employed nearly 800 youths themselves.

To date YOU has raised roughly $17-million, the majority of which comes from community donations.