Youth Fusion Appoints Co-Founder of Vigilant Futures Arvind Ramanathan to Board of Directors

Jul 5, 2011 10:10 AM ET

(3BL Media / theCSRfeed) Montreal, QC – July 5, 2011 – Youth Fusion, an award-winning charity that establishes partnerships between high schools and universities, appointed a new member to its Board of Directors in a unanimous vote at its last board meeting, Arvind Ramanathan, co-founder and Managing Director of Vigilant Futures.

“Vigilant Futures has been working as a corporate partner with Youth Fusion for close to two years and I have witnessed the positive, life-changing effect it has through my interaction with the students. Now I’ll be equally privileged to help from the administrative perspective,” said Mr. Ramanathan. “It was an honour to even be considered for the position and I will work diligently to ensure I am worthy of the appointment.”

High school dropout rates in Quebec are among the highest in Canada and Youth Fusion is making a difference through University, high school, and corporate partnerships like Vigilant Futures. Youth Fusion’s mission is to counter dropout rates by creating and implementing projects that motivate youth and keep them interested in school. Its success rate has increased exponentially since its inception.

“Mr. Ramanathan is a visionary and devoted leader whose contribution to Youth Fusion has already gone a long way. We certainly look forward to collaborating more with him and his dynamic team at Vigilant Futures,” stated Gabriel Bran Lopez, the founding Executive Director of Youth Fusion. 

-30- About Youth Fusion Youth Fusion is a charity that mobilizes universities to counter dropout rates. In 2009, Youth Fusion announced that all of Montreal's universities had agreed to join forces to encourage kids to stay in school. Their formula is simple: Youth Fusion sends university students, working as project coordinators, into targeted high schools to implement projects that motivate at-risk teenagers to stay in school, and strengthen their school spirit and sense of belonging.   About Vigilant Futures Vigilant Futures is a Montreal-based research and development firm, a leader in the design and implementation of high-performance systems and innovative software solutions applied to the world of finance. The Company fosters active engagement with the community, believing community involvement enriches the experience of working and living in Montreal and offers a collaborative and rewarding work environment. For more information, please visit