The Prince of Wales will meet with top executives and at-risk youth as part of The Prince's Charities Seeing is Believing Program. The program is designed to give business leaders a clearer understanding of how they can help create solutions to a range of social issues. Yonge Street Mission is one of the first two Canadian charities to be selected to participate as the program is expanded to Canada.
The young people involved in the visit came to the Mission for help in turning their lives around. They include 26-year-old Korey Griffiths, who was once involved with drug dealing and prostitution. Korey has just been offered an internship with Toronto Printing House, which was arranged by Janice O'Born, CEO of The Printing House Charitable Office.
Yonge Street Mission was established in 1896, when the Prince's great-great-grandmother, Queen Victoria, was the reigning monarch. For 116 years we have worked to meet the needs of all people living with poverty, providing emergency care while fostering long-term transformation.
Yonge Street Mission offers 100 programs and services, including a food bank, meals, health care for street youth, computer camps, daycare, and summer camps. Last year, we welcomed 15,000 people in more than 184,000 visits.
The visit takes place Tuesday, May 22, 2012 at 1:50 p.m. at 306 Gerrard St. E., just east of Parliament St.