On 18th November, 2020 YPI Canada, hosted a virtual celebration to recognize the important work of grade 10 Sherwood Secondary School students – Marissa, Caleigh, Jason and Evan – whose research project led to the largest donation of $5,000 to the Willow’s Place program at Mission Services of Hamilton.
“You hear that even a little thing can make a change, but I never thought that I’d be the one making that change.”
These are the words of Alexa, a grade 10 student at Eden High School who is part of a student team currently participating in YPI. The “little thing” she’s referring to is a school-wide campaign and fundraiser. I caught up with Alexa and her friends to hear the whole story.
Thank you. This year, you spoke up, rose up, lent an ear, lent a hand, and shared a victory.
During the YPI Final Presentations, you showed the adult world a glimpse of what you’re capable of. And we say “THANK YOU” – for sharing your values, for asking good questions, for showing your conviction, and for compelling us to continue to care even more.
It’s been a long time since I’ve been able to say “Wow, I really learned something cool in school today.”
Over the last couple of weeks I went to visit and interview students and teachers from different schools in Toronto. I consider myself very lucky to be doing a job that I really believe in and to be a part of an organization that has a lot of impact.