Coast Capital Savings has been a longtime supporter and contributor of Power To Be’s mission and programs. Coast Capital’s support demonstrates the credit union’s commitment to community leadership with a focus on supporting youth.

In addition to providing funding to local community organizations, Coast Capital Savings empowers its employees to become actively engaged in volunteering in their communities. As part of Coast Capital’s Help Heroes employee volunteer program, a group of enthusiastic team members recently participated in a volunteer day at Power to Be’s Prospect Lake site.

When asked about the experience of seeing the impact of Power To Be first-hand during a volunteering opportunity, one member of the Coast Capital team was beaming with excitement. “I love the work that Power To Be does to support youth in overcoming barriers and exposing them to the wonder of nature”. Nature is shown to have a holistic impact on the wellbeing of both individuals and communities as a whole. In providing opportunities for individuals to overcome barriers, Power to Be helps communities grow and thrive.

Power To Be’s Wilderness School program strives to consistently deliver valuable experiences and positive impacts to young people across British Columbia. “Through our Wilderness School program we are ensuring that youth in need of extra support are able to experience fun and adventure in the outdoors in a safe, and inclusive peer group”, explains Dana Hutchings, Director of Advancement and Communications at Power To Be. “Whether participants face financial or social barriers, they are able to build strong relationships and interpersonal skills in the program which gives them the confidence to apply their experiences in all aspects of their life.”

We love to see an organization so passionate about the Power To Be mission and whose values are well-aligned to our own. Thank you, Coast Capital Savings, for everything you do to help us ensure that everyone in our community has access to nature!