#sunyouth65 Sun Youth turns 65 years old!

Have you heard? Sun Youth just turned 65! The organization was founded in 1954 by 13 year-old Sid Stevens and 9 year-old Earl De La Perralle. With a few of their friends, they created The Clark Street Sun, a hand-written community newspaper that was lent to families in their underprivileged neighbourhood of The Main at 2 cents a copy. The kids would use the profit to organize sports and recreation activities for their peers and to purchase equipment. Over the next six decades and a half, the organization would evolve into what it is today. Here are a few milestones of the organization from the last 65 years.

In May 1954, the organization starts in the kitchen of Sid Stevens’ parents. The first hand-written copies of the Clark Street Sun are produced there. They make $500 profits in their first year of existence. The kids get their first break when Weiner Shoemaker of St….

Original published: 2019-05-23 15:44:25 Read the full Montreal News here

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