February 24, 2014

John Fraser Secondary School hosts leadership event to inspire the leaders of tomorrow

John Fraser Secondary School will host Leadership Now: Building Me to We Communities on the evening of Feb. 26. A joint initiative of John Fraser and Thomas Street Middle School, this leadership event will educate and empower students to become leaders in charitable work in their schools and community. Marc Kielburger, co-founder of Free the Children and Me to We, will be the keynote speaker for the evening.

“We are thrilled to host Marc Kielburger at our school,” says Mary Nanavati, principal at John Fraser. “We have no doubt that students will be inspired by Marc’s work with Free The Children and Me to We and gain valuable insight into how they can actively be the leaders of tomorrow and inspire change in their communities.”

Garry Sault, storyteller and member of Mississaugas’ New Credit First Nation will open the event. Students from both schools will have the opportunity to share how they have built Me to We communities through initiatives at their schools and beyond, and speak to their intention of building a school in Ghana in honour of Nelson Mandela.

“Our students are excited to be working on this project alongside students from John Fraser,” says Catherine Lord, principal at Thomas Street. “Our ultimate goal is to inspire student leadership and raise $10,000 in order to build a school in Ghana.”

The event will run from 7 to 9 p.m. at John Fraser,  located at 2665 Erin Centre Blvd. in Mississauga. Tickets for the event are $5 and all proceeds will go towards the students’ school building project in Ghana. 

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Media contact: Mary Nanavati, Principal, John Fraser Secondary School, 905-858-5910, [email protected]

Reference:  Avishka Juta, Communications Assistant, Peel District School Board, 905-890-1010, ext. 2098, [email protected]

Note to media: For a full schedule of activities and photo opportunities, please contact Mary Nanavati, Principal at John Fraser Secondary School, at 905-858-5910.

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