Calling all Aspiring Leaders in Grades 8-12 to apply for a scholarship initiative

May 31 deadline for 5 scholarship submissions at SAGE FOUNDATION via Alexander Academy

The Sage Foundation, a non-profit organization established in 2007 (launched 2010) to open opportunities for youth, has partnered with the Alexander Academy to offer grade 8-12 students in BC 5 scholarships, for a 5 year study period each via The Aspiring Leaders Scholarship Initiative.

Apply by May 31 at:

“The joint effort with Alexander Academy takes the awards presented by Sage Foundation to youth in our community for the past 5 years at annual events to a new level. It’s a great match to our mission which is first to recognizes excellence and achievements by youth and then to build on it. How? By creating a healthy dialogue with our youth that gives a sense of belonging and supports their successful career and community choices, “says Sage’s founder, Honore Gbedze.

Sage Foundation creates or partners with community groups to help and to motivate youth as they overcome challenges or fears and move to forge community ties and to excel. They are our future leaders and we need to support their first steps – towards their chosen world stage and into their own lives.”

As Alexander Academy prides itself on developing leaders from the classroom to the community, Berenice Lewis, Head of School, welcomed the partnership with Sage and enabled the generous awards for 2016 and beyond: 2 min video brief here:

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About Honore Gbedze, Sage Foundation creator, publisher, chef and new immigrant

Immigrating, early in his 20 years career as professional chef from Togo, Africa, Honore now realizes his own dreams of becoming an entrepreneur and contributing to community and advancing his own learning. He strives to do the same for others. He has expanded ways for Africans and Canadians to understand more about each other. Devoted to communication he produced a radio show, publishes TAN – The Afro News and is founder of charitable efforts to share resources through other educational and development foundations here and in Africa.

“I took a life changing step out of Africa to Vancouver guided by my great grandparents advice ‘to not complain nor to waste time and to keep my vision ahead of me and to do my best each day. If you keep planting and trying, there will be benefits to reap.’ This is coming true for me and the community that now surrounds me.”

For more information contact: Honoré Gbedze, Founder & CEO SAGE Foundation

Phone: 604 646 0474. E-mail: