We are a group of like-minded individuals from the community who got together to form a Society to be able to empower youth. We run and support a number of different programs within the community. We have found that is not just about bullying, violence, drugs, alcohol and eating disorders, these are actually all symptoms of the greater problems such as loneliness, isolation and separation. Our society facilitates breaking down the walls and berries that we as humans put up and fosters connections, which in turn empowers youth, giving them the necessary tools to change their seclusive behavior.

As parents and Youth Workers, we believe it's time for us all to step up and share our children's burden. If our kids can't experience that love and connection in their schools and communities, how can they ever believe it's possible in their own lives or in the world.

We started meeting in 2007 and formed our society in July of 2009.

Debby Murillo the society’s director and creator received a recognition award in 2009 from Port Coquitlam for her volunteer work with youth in the city.

Debby also received a Reach award in 2009 for her volunteer work in the Tri-Cities.

Some things we have done over the years/programs we have done

  • Supported the drug task force of the Tri-Cities (some of us on the committee as well)
  • Supported the Cinderella project (on that committee as well)
  • Supported and written grants for the past 3 years to provide funding for Youth workers to work in summer programs with the City of Port Coquitlam
  • Supported 7 different Challenge Days serving over 700 youth and 150 adults in the Tri-Cities
  • Supported other communities such as Mission, Surry, Prince George and Mount Currey to bring the Challenge Day program to their communities 
  • Held monthly Circle of Change meetings since 2007-2012 supporting youth that have gone through different programs in the community.
  • Supported events held by the City of Port Coquitlam
  • Run Creating Tomorrow’s programs
  • Fundraising

Community members, businesses or agencies that we have come along side of in some degree or another or who have come to one of our events

  • Many schools in District 43
  • Maple ridge school district
  • Mission School district
  • Mount Currey reserve
  • Prince George School district
  • Surrey school district
  • UCT united commercial travelers
  • Plea – ONYX
  • Laurel Foundation
  • Share family & Community Services
  • Maryhill Community Police
  • Vancouver Coastal Health
  • Vancouver Park Board
  • City of POCO – Youth Services
  • Northside Foursquare Church
  • MCFD
  • Douglas college
  • Cascades for Corps
  • A chance two Choose
  • Our Lady of Fatima Youth Ministries
  • North Fraser LDA
  • S.U.C.C.E.S.S.
  • FMLD
  • Coquitlam Open Learning
  • Xitdace community School
  • Tri-City-Women’s Resources Soc.
  • Fraser House Society
  • Kid Start mentor
  • Teen Journey

 Businesses that have supported us financially/sponsors

  • Society for Community development
  • Laurel Society
  • Coquitlam Foundation
  • Cobbs
  • POCO Parks and Rec
  • Dolor Store POCO
  • Golden Spike Pub
  • POCO Bowling


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