Youth Empowerment, Activism & Volunteerism

Students participate in Conference

On Tuesday, March 26, secondary school student leaders from will be attending the Engaging Youth Empowerment, Activism & Volunteerism Information Conference. The conference will provide an opportunity for the participating students to learn from community leaders about how they can become involved in the community.

“The need for this type of conference was identified by Student Trustee Jaimi Plater,” says Jeff Upton, Education Officer. “It’s a great opportunity for students to hear and learn from those who have travelled the pathway regarding engagement, empowerment, activism and volunteerism.”

Speakers and topics include:

Mahejabeen Ebrahim, Lakehead District School Board
Understanding Human Rights as a Community Activist and Volunteer

Ashley Nurmela, Lakehead District School Board
Stand Up Speak Up Awareness Walk

Testimonials and Leadership – Rotaract Club of Thunder Bay
Catherine Kibiuk, President
Andraya Colistro, Vice President
Hilary MacDougall, Community Outreach Officer

Lee-Ann Chevrette, City of Thunder Bay Crime Prevention Council
Municipal Involvement and Opportunities

Adam Schen, Urban Abbey
Taking a Unique Route to Community Involvement

Testimonials and Leadership
Student Panel Regarding Various Leadership Activities

Jaimi Plater, LDSB Student Trustee and Katie Kawahara, Student Representative
How to “SHAPE” an Activist