Our YMCA is proud to announce Keaudre Beals as the recipient of this year’s Ted Rogers Scholarship.
Keaudre Beals hails from the community of East Preston which is one of the original 52 black communities in Nova Scotia. East Preston is considered to be a marginalized community where financial assistance for post-secondary for the average student is a need. Keaudre is very excited to pursue his post-secondary endeavors even through this COVID-19 crisis, although sad and disappointed about how the school year has turned out for him, he is very optimistic about his first year of university and that this pandemic has made the whole graduating class stronger.
Keaudre has participated in the YMCA – Community Action Network program for the YMCA of Greater Halifax/Dartmouth. He has successfully completed a service project that involved a beautification project in the community of East Preston and also Christmas care baskets for the single moms in the community. Keaudre is very active in his church and also in his community at large, he is also an active member in the youth group at the East Preston Family Resource Centre. He thrives in the French immersion program and is very hard worker.
Keaudre started grade primary in 2001 in which the world was devastated watching the twin towers fall in NYC. In 2020 a pandemic COVID-19 also known as coronavirus has affected the world. Keaudre believes that he was made to overcome obstacles from the start of his schooling to the end, he is destined for greatness and very deserving of this years TED Rogers scholarship. If 2020 has taught him anything strength is a word that has kept him going now into 2021 and is nearing the end of high school. We are all very proud you Keaudre!
to all 2021 Ted Rogers Scholarship recipients! Scholarship recipients demonstrated exemplary community leadership. We can’t wait for you to start your post-secondary education and see the change you’ll bring to your community. Congrats!
About the Ted Rogers Scholarship
Ted Rogers believed that investing in youth and education is one of the most powerful ways we can build a stronger Canada. Since launching Ted Rogers Scholarships in 2017, Rogers has invested more than $7 million to support nearly 1,800 Canadian youth attending post-secondary studies, with the program now celebrating its first cohort of university and college graduates. Additionally this year to create more opportunities for young Canadians, OMNI Television launched a national scholarship program for post-secondary students pursuing third-language and ethnic journalism, Cityline created a new scholarship for BIPOC women, and we evolved the Rogers New Grad Leadership Development Program.
Rogers is proud to help remove barriers to education and keep young Canadians connected throughout their journey. In addition to scholarships, we empower youth through Ted Rogers Community Grants which provide mentoring and leadership programs for students in grades 7-12, have provided hundreds of devices and plans to Big Brothers Big Sisters Canada and Pflag to keep youth connected to mentors, and are the largest funder for Jays Care Foundation programs like Rookie League which helps more than 14,000 kids facing barriers develop important life skills, through the power of baseball.