Present at Plates of Possibility!

What is Plates of Possibility?

Plates of Possibility is a series of crowd-sourcing events focused on youth in and from foster care. We aim to provide youth with the platform to share their community-based project ideas that will benefit themselves and other youth.

During each event, these youth present their projects throughout the evening while attendees enjoy a healthy and delicious meal. At the end of the night, attendees will vote on the project that they want to see brought to life, and the chosen presenters will go home with a full stomach and funding for their project!

By attending our event you can help us a build a brighter future for these youth in and from care.

Plates of Possibility – Present Fall 2019

When: November 14, 2019 – 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Past Winners of Plates of Possibility

November 2018 Event

Devon Greening

SpoonsUp 

Devon is Plates of Possibility's first winner. He received funding for his program called Spoons Up which is an online guide of accessible, free and low-cost food resources in the Lower Mainland designed with youth leaving care in mind. Each location has been personally visited by allies with lived experience and has been included because it offers quality food and is safe and welcoming for youth. Spoons up aims ensure food security, combat isolation and provide information about youth-specific resources for young people from care. 

This project would not be possible without the generous support by the Vancouver Foundation’s Fostering Change Initiative and Aunt Leah’s Place. We would also like to thank all the organizations who provide food and opportunities for youth in need.

 

June 2019 Event

Janet Marshall & Morgan

Care for Care

Morgan & Janet are Plates of Possibility's first place winners at our second event. Their team received funding for their program called Care for Care. Care for Care is a project designed to help young moms from the foster care system. The project provides hospital care packages for both mom's and their babies upon discharge, to ensure they feel supported and have the proper supplies to secure a successful transition into motherhood. These care packages target foster youth aged 14-21 and include items such as diapers, soaps, shampoo, baby powder, wipes, blankets, and information about community resources moms can connect to.

This project would not be possible without the generous support by the Vancouver Foundation’s Fostering Change Initiative and Aunt Leah’s Place. We would also like to thank all the organizations who provide support to young mothers in need.

 

Breezy Hartley

Spider Webs

Breezy is Plates of Possibility's runner up winner at our second event. Breezy received funding for her program called Spider Webs. Spider Webs is a project that aims to create a database of youth serving organizations and resources in the Lower Mainland. The goal of Spider Webs, is to enable this database to increase awareness and accessibility of resources that youth in the community may need but not know about. These resources include youth centers, places to connect to support workers, locations of programs and fun activities, and so much more!

This project would not be possible without the generous support by the Vancouver Foundation’s Fostering Change Initiative and Aunt Leah’s Place. We would also like to thank all the organizations who provide support to young mothers in need.

 

FAQ - Present at Plates of Possibility!

What is Plates of Possibility?

Plates of Possibility is a series of crowd-sourcing dinners focused on youth in and from care. We aim to provide these youth with the platform to share their ideas and beliefs on what will benefit youth in our community the most by pitching their projects to the public. Our end goal is to jump-start one (or many!) of these project ideas through funding, relevant resources and community connections.

Who can apply?

Youth up to 30 in or from government care. You may apply as an individual or as part of a group.

What kinds of projects can apply?

Any non-profit initiative that focuses on youth in our community, especially those in and from care. Get creative!

How do I submit an application?

Visit auntleahs.org/plates-of-possibility-apply to submit an online application. Alternatively you can contact 604-525-1204 ext. 238 for more information.

Do I have to pay anything to apply/present?

Nope! Everything is free for youth who want to present at our event, including the food!

How long does my presentation have to be?

No more than 10 minutes.

In what format am I able to present? May I bring props?

Use the method that works best for you! We allow PowerPoints, models/mock-ups, props, etc.

 

Can I pitch more than one idea during the event?

No, you may only apply to present one project.

 

How big can my team of presenters be?

A maximum of 4 presenters.

 

I am nervous about presenting; can someone else present for me?

We strongly encourage you to present yourself, however anyone directly involved with your project may present on your behalf. If you are carrying out your project alone you can contact the Plates of Possibility team to arrange for us to present for you.

 

How much money is awarded to the winning project?

The amount awarded is based entirely on the funds raised through ticket sales. We raised over $2,100 at our last event!

 

How will I receive the money if my project is chosen?

The funds will be entrusted to Aunt Leah’s Place and accessible at any point you need. This is to ensure the funds are used towards your project.

What if my project isn’t chosen?

We are always trying our best to support as many projects as we can. This may be through possible grants and/or ongoing non-monetary supports such as spreading awareness of your project, or connecting you to valuable resources that are relevant to your project’s goals.

Subscribe To Our Newsletter

Subscribe To Our Newsletter

Join our mailing list to receive inspiring stories, news, event information and updates from Aunt Leah's Place.

You have Successfully Subscribed!