Craig Kielburger, founder of Free the Children and Me to We spoke last week to a captivated assembly of Grade 8-12 students and guests. He previously presented to our students 14 years ago as one of the first in our Speaker Series, and returned with the same passion that had this audience engaged and alert. You could hear a pin drop!
Mr. Kielburger shared stories about what Free The Children has been doing since his first visit to the school in 2004 and about the evolution of the WE movement in South America, Southeast Asia, and Africa.
Most importantly, perhaps, he presented Mentor/TEAM students with a challenge: to consider how their future careers can change the world. Mr. Kielburger made students realize that it is “not only through traditional charity that you can help people”, but that it takes accountants, controllers, logistics managers, and people in every type of field to support the make it possible for front-line workers to do what they do. So, when you pick where you are going to work, “choose somewhere that is going to make a difference in the world.”
We thank Craig Kielburger for his visit!