Kalista Zackhariyas, The Youth Code
The Youth Code Founder, Actor and Filmmaker, Kalista Zackhariyas, announces The Youth Code national launch and inaugural fundraiser show on March 16th, 2013 at One King West, 1 King West, Toronto, ON. This is the first annual show and fundraiser for this organization. Their aim is to build community awareness and raise the vital funds necessary to implement their initiatives.
The Youth Code's focus is dedicated to creating new initiatives and supporting existing programs, which inspire and nurture children recovering from abuse through art and movement therapy based activities. Inspired by Zackhariyas' personal journey with childhood abuse and homelessness, this organization is the first of its kind.
The Youth Code has recently partnered with the Peel Children's Aid Foundation and Women's Habitat to test and implement their pilot programs. Driven by their own unique focus, The Youth Code is already developing the infrastructure needed to expand their efforts across Canada.
The Youth Code aims to offer children in recovery the chance to participate in arts and recreational programs such as music, drama, visual arts, dance, martial arts, and sports. As studies show, many children resist a verbal approach to therapy. "Both art and physical therapy are well-documented and important methods in addressing the emotional pain of young survivors of violence," Zackhariyas says. "These programs go far beyond recreational activities. They are highly effective as emotional and physical outlets and aid in the treatment of trauma disorders for at-risk child survivors of abuse." Based on over three decades of research, findings show these methods can drastically reduce long-term behavioral and emotional consequences that can lead into adulthood.
The Youth Code believes that every child deserves to dream and enjoy a life that is beyond just surviving. Their dedication to making this happen has made it their code. You can help. Please join them for an inspirational evening and make it your code.
Inaugural Fundraiser for The Youth Code with a live show is set for Saturday, March 16th 2013 at One King West, 1 King West, Toronto, ON. VIP & Media Reception - 6:00pm. Regular Admission - 7:00pm. Tickets: $70 for regular admission/$100 for VIP. Tickets available online at www.theyouthcode.com/tickets2013launchshow.
Should you not be able to attend, consider showing your support through an online donation at: www.theyouthcode.com/donation/. For sponsorship opportunities, email: email@example.com.
Follow The Youth Code: Twitter: www.twitter.com/TheYouthCode; Facebook: www.facebook.com/TheYouthCode. Follow Kalista Zackhariyas: Twitter: www.twitter.com/OneKalista.