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Four Ways RBC Capital Markets Is Engaging Its Employees in Its Corporate Philanthropy

By Bobby Grubert, Co-Head of Global Equities, RBC Capital Markets
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At RBC Capital Markets, we’re passionate about being a values-oriented, purpose-driven and principles-led organization. We call this our “Collective Ambition” and the word collective is critical. We want our employees aligned with our purpose: to help our clients thrive and communities prosper and we want to ensure employees are 100% engaged in the philanthropic initiatives we support.

Nasir’s #GardenStory: Teaching Other Kids Through His Love of Gardening

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Smarter, happier, healthier kids have one thing in common. They spend more time outdoors. That’s why at The Scotts Miracle-Gro Foundation we make it our mission to give more kids the chance to experience the benefits of gardens and greenspaces like Nasir.

Starting January 2, The Scotts Miracle-Gro Foundation will launch its Grassroots Grants with KidsGardening, inviting schools and nonprofit organizations from across the country to apply for funds to support their youth garden programs.

The Children of Tetra Tech Share Their Holiday Wishes for a Happier, Healthier Planet

Sending warm holiday wishes from our Tetra Tech family to yours
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We are excited to announce the winners of Tetra Tech’s first company-wide children’s holiday art competition!

The competition included children, grandchildren, and nieces and nephews of Tetra Tech employees. Children created artwork that answered the question, “What is your holiday wish for a happier, healthier planet?”

Inspirational Youngsters Find a Way to Brighter Tomorrows

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They are brave, determined, humbling, and truly inspiring young Hong Kong people who rise above difficulties to succeed in their studies and move forward in life against the odds.

This year, CLP Power for the first time partners with the Hong Kong Federation of Youth Groups in sponsoring the CLP Energy for Brighter Tomorrows award. The programme aims to highlight real-life stories of young people who overcome challenging circumstances and backgrounds through the power of positivity.

New National Research Shows Most U.S. Students Feel Unprepared Without Social and Emotional Skills

Findings underscore link between social and emotional learning and academic performance
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CHICAGO, November 29, 2018 /3BL Media/ – Released today, a report titled Respected: Perspectives of Youth on High School & Social and Emotional Learning, shows that more than three-quarters (77 percent) of recent high school students believe their schools could have done a better job of helping students develop key social and emotional learning (SEL) skills, which are particularly needed at this time of national division, rising violence, anxiety and historic levels of mistrust. It also shows the U.S.

Whole Kids Foundation® Raises $3.9 Million for Children’s Nutrition

100 percent of funds directly support schools with edible gardens, salad bars, beehive grants and healthy teacher programs
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AUSTIN, Texas, November 27, 2018 /3BL Media/ - Whole Kids Foundation announced today $3.9 million was raised through its annual Growing Healthy Kids campaign in all Whole Foods Market locations to fund K-12 school programs in the U.S., Canada and the U.K., geared towards improving children’s nutrition and wellness.

Teens Invited to Enter Third Annual Operation Prevention Video Challenge as Part of National Opioid Education Initiative

The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) and Discovery Education Give Youth a Voice in Combatting the Misuse of Prescription Medication with Call-for-Entries Announcement
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SILVER SPRING, Md., November 20, 2018 /3BL Media/ –The United States Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), the DEA Educational Foundation, and Discovery Education, the leading provider of digital content and professional development for K-12 classrooms, announced today the launch of the third annual Operation Prevention Video Challenge – a peer-to-peer platform for communicating messages about the dangers of opioid misuse.

Passion vs. Purpose in Leadership: Which Do You Need Most?

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“Passion is energy. Feel the power that comes from focusing on what excites you.” Oprah Winfrey

“The purpose of life is not to be happy. It is to be useful, to be honorable, to be compassionate, and to have it make some difference that you have lived and lived well.” Ralph Waldo Emerson

Las Vegas Second Grader Recruits Help From the Venetian and the Palazzo for His Mission to Save the Planet

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Benji Bach, a seven-year-old second grader at American Heritage Academy in Las Vegas, has been on a quest to save the environment by reducing the use of plastic shopping bags after reading about plastic bags floating in the ocean and how they can harm sea life.  Benji decided to take action and sent a letter to The Venetian Resort asking for assistance with his efforts to seek help from his classmates to eliminate their use of plastic bags. 

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VIDEO | Las Vegas Teens Share Their Stories to Raise Awareness about Youth Homelessness

Las Vegas Sands debuts their plan to be a catalyst for the changes that could end youth homelessness in Las Vegas
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Since 2015, Las Vegas Sands has made addressing the homelessness issue in its corporate headquarters its primary issue. We have a core focus on youth homelessness, along with targeted initiatives that can strongly impact all people experiencing homelessness in our community. Our commitment involves a three-pronged strategy that leverages our position as a major business leader to be a catalyst for change: delivering immediate relief, driving long-term problem-solving, and advocating for change.

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