A local youth organization donated 2,000 masks to four Richmond high schools in light of the ongoing pandemic.
YouthTalk Nation, a student-led organization that connects youth to high levels of government, donated the disposable surgical masks to HJ Cambie Secondary, Hugh Boyd Secondary, McMath Secondary and McNeill Secondary schools.
According to a news release from the organization, students would often forget their masks at home or would need to change masks for other physical activities.
“Our student representatives have expressed a significant decline in mental health due to the stress of their health and safety attending school during the pandemic,” said Franco Ng, president of YouthTalkNation.
“We are glad that YouthTalkNation can play a small role in supporting our Richmond students and teachers.”