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06 December 2008 @ 02:37 pm
Global AFC & Leave Out ViolencE  
Just got back from meeting with Chelsea who's with Global Agents for Change and that's what we were going to talk about initially. So we met up at the Starbucks near Commercial Station, and of course, I always get some butterflies about meetings and such, but knew that it was all good.

The meeting went really well, we talked a little about our own backgrounds and I explained why I was drawn to global afc and such. Since I honestly think everything they're doing is great and just want to help out any way I can, Chelsea gave me an overview of what's coming up and what they'll need help with. The one that I was most interested in is being part of the committee for the Young Agents Awards. This is where 8 groups of youth that have ideas and initiatives that they want to pursue involving global or local issues that need solutions, are chosen and given funding as well as a mentor in the appropriate field to launch their initiatives. They also take part in the Gala and we organize the awards event for them. So I think that would be really great to be a part of because I always find it really inspiring when young, energetic people have amazing ideas and to help them with the resources that will enable them to make a difference is just great.

I found out that Chelsea is also a part of Leave Out ViolencE (LOVE) and asked her to tell me more about it. What really inspired me about them is that they reach out to youth who have been victims of violence, or have been perpetrators of violence and want to change - and they help them turn their experiences around 180 and become community leaders of violence prevention. They meet Monday/Wednesday, and that should work out because I won't be in school on Mondays next term.

So yeah, she's going to get me hooked up with the right people and I can start getting involved. It's all very exciting and I feel re-energized. I feel that although I really enjoyed my first term of post secondary, something was missing. Especially after just getting out of highschool and being used to being a part of various things and feeling a part of a greater cause...so it's good :) I'm finding my niche.
Current Mood: optimisticoptimistic
Current Music: xr2 - m.i.a.