Movie night helps make 150 count


Kate Jackman - Atkinson
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NACI Grade 12 student Kassia Hollier made $150 count for children and youth in the community. Hollier had been chosen as a recipient of one of RBC’s Make 150 Count grants, which gives Canadian youth $150 to put towards the betterment of their communities. 

Hollier wanted to use the money to promote and support children’s mental health and on May 24, she hosted a free movie night. Held at NACI, she invited families to come and watch Inside Out, an animated feature which was praised for its depiction of children’s emotions. The movie was written with the help of world-renowned psychologists and their research into emotions.

Hollier said the event drew about 50 people and raised a total of $656.25, including the $150 in seed money from RBC. “It went really well,” she said. While the movie was free, money was raised through concession sales and donations at the event.  Hollier said she hasn’t yet decided where the money will end up, but it will support children’s mental health. “There are lots of options and I want to make the best use of the money,” she said.