Written by Anna Lucas, Educator at Sheppard P.S.
Teaching affords one many joys but witnessing the passion and commitment of our Me to We Club at Sheppard P.S. in Kitchener has afforded me one of the greatest joys in 23 years of teaching. Inspired by We Day Waterloo Region
, we kicked off Me to We at Sheppard with our own Mini We Day
It was thrilling to be invited on Piers Morgan Live to talk about what We Day means to the thousands who will be attending in Seattle and Minnesota. Craig and Mia Farrow spoke about the sense of purpose and identity that We Day provides youth and Martin Sheen congratulated the young We Day heroes who have been standing up to make a difference in their communities.
Written by Andrea Sandhu
, TDSB Educational Programming Coordinator, Free The Children
After attending We Day for the very first time this year, the students at Burrows Hall quickly returned to school eager to start up a Me to We club.
What an incredible thrill and honour to have our work featured on 60 Minutes
once again! It is rare that an organization is given the opportunity to appear on the most prestigious, influential and hard-hitting of all the US news magazine shows. And Sunday night’s episode marks our second appearance. We are blessed with the incredible chance of lightning striking again.
We have a group of superstars blazing their way towards a world free of poverty and exploitation at St. Ann School in Bridgeport, Connecticut! Over the past five years, the entire student body has found unique ways for every student to learn about social issues around the world and participate in fundraisers to support Free The Children’s Adopt a Village program in Haiti and Kenya. Through the guidance of the school’s administrator, Theresa Tillinger, and educator, Dawn Pilotti, educators are encouraged to find individual ways to incorporate social issues into their classes. And there are many.