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person glad to have sponsored On Track to SuccessThe United Way UNevent will fund bringing the On Track to Success program to downtown Windsor.

Gala non-event to benefit downtown youths

Billed as “the best event you’ll never attend,” a fundraiser for United Way will support expansion of a poverty-reduction program to downtown Windsor.

The charity’s Emerging Philanthropists network of young donors hopes to raise $40,000 through the Nov. 19 UNevent to offer On Track to Success to students at Kennedy Collegiate and Catholic Central high schools.

UWindsor student recruitment officer Radha Patel is a member of Emerging Philanthropists, and says the group is looking for support from the campus.

“Instead of attending an event, we are encouraging the community to save the money they would have spent on an expensive night out and invest it in our youth by supporting On Track to Success,” Patel says. “Our UNevent will celebrate all those who stayed home and decided to impact the life of a student.”

The program provides mentoring and financial support to at-risk youth to help them graduate from high school and pursue post-secondary education to succeed in the modern job economy.

To donate, visit the UNevent website.