Financial assistance for youth ages 12-24 so they can advance their opportunities for education and learning

Only one in 10 incidents where a youth was accused of a crime happened at school during school hours or a supervised activity (Statistics Canada 2014).

The Keegan HELP Fund provides a bursary of up to $500 per calendar year for a variety of positive activities for marginalized youth who are connected to Calgary-based agencies and organizations (e.g. school, sports, probation, charity, counselling, etc.)Successful applicants can use the funding for things like:

  • Courses and classes
  • Sports and recreation opportunities
  • Tutoring
  • Employment readiness
  • Camps
  • Identification e.g. Drivers’ License, Passport etc.

Below are just a few examples of what youth can access with $500:

  • Introductory Photography Workshop at the Photo Academy (four classes) — $280
  • Boxing lessons at UNDRCARD (20 classes) — $349
  • GED (five tests) — $200
  • 2D Game Design course at SAIT (eight classes) — $345
  • Guitar lessons at Long & McQuade (8 hours total) — $480
  • Basketball Day Camp with NBC Camps (five days) — $320
  • And more!