I feel that the government is really putting more emphasis on post-secondary education and the high school students who have the supports to get there. I deal with a lot of youth who drop out of high school, so I feel there needs to be something, some supports in place, before they even get to that point, before they get to our door as youth at risk. As I said, 29% of our clients are not youth at risk. They're university kids; they're high school kids who have graduated and are moving on, and they are looking for a career path, but it's that other 71%. When you take a small organization, such as we have in Summerside, and 71% of our clients are youth at risk, how many are out there who are not getting the supports they need to make it though high school or to move on to post-secondary?
On December 5th, 2017. See this statement in context.