Silver Linings & Silver Bells
End of the Year
2020 has been a year filled with transitions and changes for everyone. Yet together, we remain resilient, finding the silver linings in times of challenges. However, to spark change for tomorrow, we still need your help to build strength and resilience today.
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Days left until December 31
Together we heal.
- End of the Year Goal 115% 115%
of $10,000 Raised
Students Impacted *
STORIES OF IMPACT
“PV has helped me a lot, especially now during the pandemic, with online learning. Online tutoring is very different from in-person tutoring. We got to talk to the tutors in person, but now, the tutors have to find different ways to help us like providing digital copies for enrichment. Even online, my tutors are nice and supportive, and they are still able to help me with homework by showing me lots of examples on the whiteboard or shared screen so that I understand my work.”
Alice, Grade 9
STAYING CONNECTED - VIRTUAL GAME NIGHTS
We had a great turnout for our middle school game night! In lieu of our normal enrichment session, we organized an Among Us night to help students unwind with each other at the end of Quarter 1. The students enjoyed guessing the imposters or rushing to finish their own tasks as crewmates.
“I liked the ‘Among Us’ game night because it was fun! I also liked that I can interact with people while playing the game. What I liked most was that we could still play games safely with other people during quarantine because I haven’t done that in a while because we are all at home.”
“Thanks to the rent assistance provided to my family, we got relief that helped lessen the stress caused by the pandemic. We also worried less about essentials such as food and clothing. I feel like I have personally had more time to focus on school and be more productive.”
Kenneth, Grade 9
Parent - SHENG
“The Census Internship was a program I wasn’t so sure about when I first signed up, but it was one of the best choices I’ve made. I usually don’t do much in the summer, so this was a first for me, having something to work towards. The Census Internship allowed me the freedom to use creativity to educate people about the Census. Whether it was through social media, events, flyers, or other means, there were always many ways to reach our outreach goal. Though the internship was remote this year, the premise was the same, and I still tried to do my job as best as I could. I learned way more about the Census than I ever knew before. I learned the reasons why it is so vital, the benefits it gives to our communities, and the different ways you can fill out the Census.
I experienced what it was like to organize an event for people to come to. I improved on my time management, organization, and creativity skills. Looking back at this internship as a whole, I really learned how to manage my time effectively thanks to this experience. I learned more about myself as a person and was able to educate others about the Census in a way I never thought possible before.
Darwin, Young Positive Agents of Change
Our Mission & Vision
Help each youth reach their full potential
Every dark cloud has a silver lining. In the PV community, we’re working together to demonstrate resilience in challenging times. We’re focused on continuing to meet the needs of our families, identifying opportunities to work together with other organizations, fundamentally re-thinking our overall strategy, innovating and re-designing programming in response to emerging needs, and improving processes to make our services even more accessible to youth and families in the new digital environment — now, and for years to come.
Most importantly, we’re finding the time to celebrate resilience and achievements despite the challenges.