Actor & Filmmaker Kalista Zachkariyas Announces National Launch of The Youth Code and Inaugural Fundraiser Show

The Youth Code founder, Canadian actress 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.

The Youth Code
has a unique focus. Dedicated to creating new initiatives and supporting existing programs, they inspire and nurture children recovering from abuse through arts 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 Peel Children's Aid Foundation and Women's Habitat to test and implement new pilot programs. Driven by their own unique focus, The Youth Code plans 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,” says Zachkariyas. “These programs go far beyond recreational activities.  They are highly effective as emotional & physical outlets and aid in the treatment of trauma disorders for at risk child survivors of abuse.” With over three decades of research, these methods can drastically reduce long-term behavioral and emotional consequences into adulthood.
The Youth Code believes that every child deserves to dream and enjoy a life beyond just surviving. Their dedication to making this happen has made this their code. Please join us for an inspirational evening and chose to make it your code.
What: Inaugural Fundraiser for The Youth Code with a live show Hosted by Veronica Chail

Saturday, March 16th 2013 6 PM.

One King West, 1 King West, Toronto, On.
Time: Media & VIP Reception 6:00PM, Regular admission 7:00PM
Tickets: $70 for regular admission/$100 for VIP
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Event Info: Cocktails reception, gourmet food stations and a variety of celebrity performances from vastly different disciplines. Among the many Celebrity Performers, International Recording Artist Emmanuel Jal will sing “We Want Peace.” So You Think You Can Dance Canada Season 4 winner Jordan Clark will also take the stage. World Renowned Sculptor Lea Vivot will donate a piece from her collection to the auction.

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