Ryan Reynolds and Blake Lively are easily two of the most charitable people in Hollywood and man do we love to see it. From coast to coast, Canada has practically been showered in their generosity so it was really only a matter of time before The Influence Mentoring Society, one of Calgary’s own organizations, caught their attention.
According to a press release sent out this afternoon, IMS hopes to create better opportunities for Indigenous Youth in pursuit of post-secondary careers. Now with $250,000 more in funding, they’re able to make an even bigger impact in the community and the lives of deserving students.
Influence Mentoring Society is excited to announce a generous donation of $250,000 from actors and philanthropists @vancityreynolds and @BlakeLively, which allows us to launch the Influence Mentoring Program. Learn more.
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— info (@influencementor) March 2, 2021
“This project exemplifies the spirit of reconciliation whereby Indigenous and non-Indigenous people who believe that providing mentoring opportunities for post-secondary, Indigenous youth, adopt a two-way mentoring model, and in doing so work together to build stronger relationships while improving cross-cultural understanding and appreciation,” says Colby Delorme, IMS chairperson.
“We are incredibly grateful to Ryan and Blake for their generous donation of $250,000. This speaks not only to having the resources available to support Indigenous youth but also is a signal of true reconciliation between Indigenous and non-Indigenous Canadians.”
If you’d like to read more about their organization or to donate yourself, visit their website here! Heck, tell your friends about it. This is an incredible cause and we’re beyond happy to see get so much support.
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