The band’s charity The Simple Plan Foundation recently donated $20,000 dollars at the Union of Quebec Municipalities towards the The Association of Youth Centers in Quebec to help create jobs for the youth in the area. You can read Sebastien Lefebvre and Jeff Stinco’s statement regarding the donation below.
“The transition to adulthood is not always easy for young people and can even be downright problematic for some of them. Not only young people in youth centers have experienced a particular path, but when they reach the age of 18, they have to take responsibility almost overnight, be self-reliant and take charge of their adult status. To accomplish this transition, which is especially demanding, they need support and, among others, to be given a ‘first opportunity’. We firmly believe that giving them a first job will facilitate their integration into society and especially contribute to value and to restore confidence in themselves and their future.”