Shown above (left to right): Jeremy Lugowy, Corporate Giving Manager/UWSIBC, Nicole Dalton, Community Manager/RBC, Alex Reid, Community Manager/Accelerate Okanagan, Ray Warren, VP Commercial Banking/RBC, Courtney Hesse, Regional VP/RBC, Helena Jordo, Program Coordinator/Okanagan College and Jude Brunt with UWSIBC.

September 28, 2020 (Kelowna) – RBC Foundation presented a cheque for $40,000 to United Way today representing a two year and continued commitment for CODEanagan, a barrier-free tech program for youth. The funding is part of the RBC Future Launch program designed to help youth succeed in the new economy.

Led by United Way, CODEanagan is a partnership with Accelerate Okanagan and Okanagan College, with support from Okanagan Boys and Girls Clubs, that will provide youth with bootcamps and mentorship to inspire them to pursue a career in the tech sector. Bootcamps normally run twice per year with the next launch in December. For more info, visit: http://codeanagan.com

About RBC Future Launch: RBC Future Launch is a commitment to help young Canadians prepare for a drastically changing workforceRBC Future Launch focuses on three critical gaps: helping youth get work experience, helping youth grow their network, and helping youth gain new skills. More info at: https://www.rbc.com/dms/enterprise/futurelaunch/about.html

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