An Indigenous youth empowerment program is expanding to British Columbia thanks to a $3 million contribution from Microsoft.
Promoting Life-skills in Aboriginal Youth or PLAY, is the flagship program for Right To Play in Canada.
Manager of PLAY West Emily Gibson says the initiative is very much what it sounds like.
Deserae Wycotte of the Williams Lake Indian Band is a Community Mentor with the PLAY program, which has been running in the community for the past two months.
Wycotte, in the program blog post, says after two months, youth actually ask to do their homework.
Current PLAY partnerships stretch from the Songhees First Nation on Vancouver Island to Gitxsan territory in the Northwest.