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About This Project

Tomorrow’s Edge is for students and youth between the ages of 17 and 25

To Date:
Interns: 5
Students Traveled: 220
Student Projects: $260,000

 

Tomorrow’s Edge. Students Today Leaders Tomorrow

Today’s youth are perhaps more than any previous generation interested in international justice and global issues. A Better World wants to foster that energy and enthusiasm into the generation of social leaders that will do more to accomplish global health, equality and peace than any generation before. Our youth division, Tomorrow’s Edge, informs youth about global issues, assists them to travel internationally to gain firsthand experience, and teaches them skills such as fundraising and international project management to equip them to achieve change. Major funding for Tomorrow’s Edge comes from philanthropists Cathy and Harold Roozen. They have been investing in Education and Health for Albertans for many years. Their passion to recognize and train leaders for tomorrow has helped us offer greater opportunities for students. Tomorrow’s Edge, led by a panel of youth and volunteer mentors with A Better World, initiates and helps organize committees and groups at universities, colleges and high schools that wish to be involved internationally. Program leaders educate students about A Better World and help them choose projects to focus on. Through A Better World’s volunteers, the students can learn more about the project they have chosen, what the immediate needs are, and what can be done to create sustainable improvement. With guidance from Edge, the school-based organizations can experience both fundraising and educating the general public about poverty in developing nations. Tomorrow’s Edge, through A Better World, will organize safe, affordable travel groups to allow students to visit their projects and see how much difference their work has accomplished. This in turn leads to more enthusiasm at those schools to adopt more projects and become even more involved in global equality.

  • Enabled to identify and implement solutions to social problems both locally and globally.
  • Determined to use their education, passion, imagination, and optimism to make a better world.
  • Giving, through commitment to community and international outreach volunteerism and/or philanthropy.
  • Empowered to make meaningful vocational and career decisions.

Major Donors: Philanthropists Cathy and Harold Roozen of Edmonton have been investing in Education and Health for Albertans for many years. Their passion to recognize and train leaders for tomorrow has helped us offer greater opportunities for students.

Current Phase Updates

Tomorrow’ Edge 2016 Program Update 2

Sir John Franklin High School, from Yellow Knife NWT, is leaving for Kenya to open the kitchen and dining hall they helped fund. Trip beings on March 4th click here to read the blog

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Tomorrow’ Edge 2016 Program Update 1

Ranya Sutherland, long-time supporter of ABW as well as a part of the EDGE 2015 Trip to Kenya, has been organizing and supporting ABW fundraisers for years. Below is a short video that she created to promote the kick-off of their fundraiser for St. Anne’s. Burnsview’s 30 Hour Famine is a student-run initiative to raise

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Tomorrow’ Edge 2016 Program

$20,000 goal

$20,000 raised

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Project Leader:  acting as advisors for students: Rob Weich, Eric Rajah, and Dr.Cathy Wright

Major Donor: Philanthropists Cathy and Harold Roozen of Edmonton have been investing in Education and Health for Albertans for many years . Their passion to recognize and train leaders for tomorrow has helped us offer greater opportunities for students.

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Tomorrow’ Edge 2014 Program

This year, internships, awards, and travel opportunities for students

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