Laurin's awesome idea is to develop Club Cre8, a Pay It Forward type of non-profit group where they will do fundraising to hand out gift cards or supplies to children across Canada who have an idea to Pay It Forward in some way in their community. The Club Cre8 team will also include a group of local youth, who will help develop the ideas and run the program.
The $1,000 will be used to kickstart the first idea, and the group targets teens aged 13-18 and will incorporate fundraising and social media marketing to plan and execute pay-it-forward initiatives.
While the group is open to anyone interested in participating in the pay-it-forward campaign in the community, Laurin is teaming up with the Airdrie, Crossfield & District Youth Justice Committee to try and instil a positive focus in at-risk youth and help change their lives.
Kids will spend their community service hours working with Laurin and Club Cre8 to help implement these Pay-It-Forward campaigns.
Photo Credit: Discover Airdrie
Funded by Airdrie, AB (September 2012)