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Spotlight on Service - TYS in the Community

York Students work to Eradicate Poverty for Women and Girls
Crossroads International is a leading Canadian volunteer cooperation agency advancing equality for women and girls and eradicating poverty in some of the world’s poorest countries in Africa and South America. Every year, Crossroads International engage hundreds of experienced volunteers and staff North and South who apply their expertise locally to address poverty and inequality. Crossroads invests in local partners who are best positioned to meet the needs of their communities, and with them, pilot innovative approaches to create decent jobs and to empower women and girls to become leaders and live free from violence.

Crossroads profiled two of our recent alumni, Gigi Noble and Lizzie Schulz for founding Women of The World (WOW) in their latest annual report. Organized to support a Girl’s Empowerment Programme in Burkina Faso, Christine Campbell, National Director External Relations at Crossroads made two observations while attending Gigi and Lizzie’s Women of The World event

1. It was inspiring to see these women helping women a world away
2. She was encouraged to see so many actively engaged young men in attendance.

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Canada's first co-educational independent IB World School
The York School is a co-educational JK to Grade 12 independent school located in the heart of Toronto. The York School was founded in 1965 and is the first school in Canada accredited to offer the International Baccalaureate (IB) from junior kindergarten (JK) to university entrance. As an IB World School, The York School's motto is Experientia Docet or Experience Teaches.

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