An anonymous donor brought new hope to 140 at-risk Calgary youth on Sunday by whisking them away to a screening of Star Wars: The Last Jedi.
The donor rented the theatre for the youth, 120 of whom were involved with Kids Up Front, a charity that provides them with experiences, and 20 of whom were from the Cornerstone Youth Centre. 
Cornerstone board chair Larry Leach said youth in the age group Cornerstone serves (Grades 6 to 9 students) are often trying to figure out who they are. 
‘Stories like Star Wars reinforce that we’ve had obstacles, we’ve come through those obstacles and we’re better for that adversity.’ – Larry Leach
“It’s a vulnerable age and this centre provides a place for them to figure out who they’re gonna be,” Leach told CBC News. 
“It gives the kids an opportunity to see something that, who knows, may change their lives.”
The group was picked up in a bus, taken to …