Government gives $15,000 to youth charity
The Bermuda Government has donated $15,000 to a youth development charity as part of its Cash Back for Communities programme.
National security minister Jeff Baron visited Raleigh Bermuda's office in Hamilton to present the cheque, with the money sourced from confiscated proceeds of crime.
Raleigh Bermuda is a local non-profit whose mission is to help Bermudians aged 17 to 24 realise their full potential via overseas expeditions, local training and ongoing coaching.
“Putting the proceeds of crime towards a programme that inspires young men and women to be better citizens is exactly the kind of investment we need,” Senator Baron said.
“This Government is determined to support young Bermudians in their positive lifestyle choices. Raleigh Bermuda does great work and we are proud to contribute to it.”
Tina Nash, executive director of Raleigh Bermuda, said the charity was “delighted” to accept the cheque.
“Our vision is of a Bermuda where young people are challenged to raise their aspirations, supported to believe in themselves and inspired to be help make the world a better place,” she said.
“This generous donation will help us support our young Bermudians as they work on becoming the best possible version of themselves.”