** Hillcrest High School ** ** & ** ** Free the Children ** ** Give Where You Live Presentation ** **
Monday, February 23, 2015
10:30 – 11:30 a.m.
** ** 1900 Dauphin Rd. **
Hillcrest High School’s Impact Club has raised almost $13,000 in the past three years. Two years ago, the students raised $8,500 and built a school in Llullin, Ecuador. Currently, they are on-target to raise $5,000 that will go towards a water project in the same village.
On Monday, February 23
Free the Children will host a free presentation from their “Give Where You Live” speaking tour. This speaking engagement is in recognition of the Impact Clubs’ impressive contributions and involvement with Free the Children over the past 5 years.
The multimedia presentation “Give Where You Live” will feature Free The Children speakers, Alexandra Dyment and O’Neil Gaudet. They will use their passion for social change to inspire and encourage students to make a positive difference in the world. Sharing stories and experiences from their philanthropic work in the community, the speakers will educate students about what philanthropy is and encourage them to give back in their own schools and communities.
Hillcrest High School Teacher, Nicole Charron says she issued an invitation to the event, to Grade 8 students in their feeder schools including; Hawthorne, Vincent Massey, Alta Vista, Roberta Bondar and Featherston to encourage these students to continue their charitable work. The elementary schools are also actively involved with Free the Children projects.
Ms. Charron says following the presentation, the speakers will provide leadership training for up to 25 Hillcrest High School students to educate them on the variety of ways that they can take action (volunteering, raising awareness, raising funds, etc.) and to provide them with the skills and tools needed to become leaders and ambassadors in their school and community. The guest speakers are youth leaders who have made a difference in their own communities, and can relate to the students.