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Zenith in Action event gives young leaders a chance to shine

This weekend, four entrepreneurial teams will walk away with $250 in grant money to help fulfill their goal of making Richmond better.

The Richmond Youth Foundation is hosting its annual Zenith in Action contest where teams of high school students will compete for a chance to make their community improvement ideas a reality. The top four teams will be awarded a $250 grant by the foundation in order to carry out their project.

Past grant winners include Jessica Yeung, who used the grant to organize the 2011 Keen Environmental Youth Conference (KEYCON). The summit is now the largest youth environmental conference in the Lower Mainland and this year’s event takes place on April 26th at McMath Secondary.

According to Leo Leung, Chair of the Richmond Youth Foundation, its this sort of “really positive and significant impact” that they want this contest to instigate.

“We want to help instill in youth a sense of community pride and civic responsibility. Zenith in Action [gives] youth an opportunity - and the resources - to make a difference.”

This year’s Zenith in  Action contest will take place from noon to 3 p.m. on April 6 at the Richmond Cultural Centre. The contest is free to attend and open to the public. For additional information, please visit

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