Young people lead all other age groups in their desire to help the less fortunate among us, according to a new poll to support Canada's Top Teen Philanthropist Contest. Sponsored by Mackenzie, the survey of 13-19 year olds is part of a program to identify Canada's most charitable teens and acknowledge the winner with a $5,000 donation to their favourite charity, plus a $1,000 personal award to acknowledge their outstanding efforts. The contest will also recognize the five runners-up with $500 each to the charity of their choice.
So if you know a teenager who works hard to help others, be sure to let them know about the contest. The winner could be your child or one of your clients' children; Canada's Top Teen Philanthropist Contest is open to all Canadians age 13-19.
Last year, Jane Wu of Calgary, Alberta was named Canada's Top Teen Philanthropist. A year later, the search begins again. We are seeking a teen who not only embodies the philanthropic spirit, but is a community leader who has made a difference in the lives around them.
How to enter
•Submissions are welcome from September 22 - November 2, 2009
•Winners to be announced in December 2009
Full contest rules and criteria are available at http://www.mackenziefinancial.com/teen. Through a simple and brief entry form, Canadians aged 13-19 are encouraged to share their generous stories for the chance to be rewarded for their tremendous efforts.