Have you ever wished you could go back in time and change something? Was there a specific moment in your life where you had the opportunity to do something great but never acted on it? Do you dream about that one special moment that passed you by because you were too busy worrying about what could go wrong?
If you answered yes to any of these questions then you may see the merit in what we and the Avon Maitland District School Board are doing with a new series we call ‘Dear Younger Me’.
To launch the series, we recently paid a visit to some of our secondary schools and asked students one question:
If you had a piece of advice or an encouraging word for your younger self, knowing what you know now, what would it be?
Now, we’d like to hear from you … students, adults, senior citizens.
What would you say to your younger self if you could?
Now in its 22nd year, the Gala Auction includes a stunning meal, great company and live and silent auction items like getaways, artwork, gift packages & sports tickets – all to make certain that 140+ crucial workshops continue to enhance over 5000 students in the Avon Maitland district throughout year.
When people ask me what we do at the Foundation it’s always a race to paint a picture of our work before a glazed look appears in their eyes.
I’m not sure why. Perhaps I’ve yet to master the ‘elevator speech’ or try to touch on all facets involved in our day-to-day to justify to the listener why we exist.
If you’re reading this you may already have an interest in what we do. Maybe some social media traffic led you here or you landed here by accident or you are trying to make sense of what I said in the elevator.
Whatever the route, please allow me 6 minutes to explain to you what we do and why we think it doubles in importance everyday in this currently splintered and boxed-in world.