The Youth Code

The Youth Code
Sasha Stoltz Publicity & Management

Sasha Stoltz Publicity & Management

February 21, 2013 09:00 ET

Actor & Filmmaker Kalista Zackhariyas Announces National Launch of The Youth Code and Inaugural Fundraiser Show hosted by Veronica Chail

Event Info: Cocktails reception, gourmet food stations and 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.

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Feb. 21, 2013) -

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The Youth Code Founder, Actor 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. This is the first annual show and fundraiser for this organization. Their aim is to build community awareness and raise the vital funds necessary to implement their initiatives.

The Youth Code's focus is dedicated to creating new initiatives and supporting existing programs, which inspire and nurture children recovering from abuse through art 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 the Peel Children's Aid Foundation and Women's Habitat to test and implement their pilot programs. Driven by their own unique focus, The Youth Code is already developing the infrastructure needed 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," Zackhariyas says. "These programs go far beyond recreational activities. They are highly effective as emotional and physical outlets and aid in the treatment of trauma disorders for at-risk child survivors of abuse." Based on over three decades of research, findings show these methods can drastically reduce long-term behavioral and emotional consequences that can lead into adulthood.

The Youth Code believes that every child deserves to dream and enjoy a life that is beyond just surviving. Their dedication to making this happen has made it their code. You can help. Please join them for an inspirational evening and make it your code.

What: Inaugural Fundraiser for The Youth Code with a live show

When: Saturday, March 16th 2013

Where: One King West, 1 King West, Toronto, ON.

Time: VIP & Media Reception - 6:00pm. Regular Admission - 7:00pm

Tickets: $70 for regular admission/$100 for VIP.

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