The Rotary Club of Tsawwassen recently donated $1,500 to Reach Child and Youth Development Society's teen social program. The program has a cost of $22,000 per year and is designed to help teach social skills to autistic youths.
"The program helps these youths with prominent developmental challenges better connect to the community, fit in and have fun," says Reach executive director Renie D'Aquila. "Our many thanks to Rotary for helping with these funds."
Reach is currently raising $4 million to build a 20,000-square-foot community-based child development centre in Ladner at Memorial Park. Building in the heart of the community will remove access barriers, give more children the critical services they need and link families to other community services more effectively.