Craig Kielburger, the Founder of Free the Children spoke at Mentor College 10 years ago and challenged the faculty and students to make changes in the world at local and international levels. The TAG (Take Action Groups) and Leaders for Change were born. During this decade the students have worked tirelessly with their staff advisors to raise money towards school-building, water supply, agricultural sustainability, health care and alternative income projects.
To this end we have provided funding for schools through the Adopt a Village model in Sierra Leone, Ecuador and Kenya. Three international trips by TAG members to Ecuador and Kenya allowed students to actually work in the field doing construction. This year another TAG group is travelling to Udaipur, India to do the same.
With Mentor College being listed as a leading school with Free the Children, students were once again invited to the Me to We Evening of Champions. Of the 320,000 students involved with Me to We each year, only 150 are invited to this event and of those, 11 were from our school! Hosted by Craig Kielburger (with pictured special guest Spencer West (pictured), the Kenyan Mamas and school girls), the evening recognition was amazing.
As Craig Kielberger said to the students at the event: “You are the best of the best”. We couldn’t agree more!