Dawson Creek students heading to leadership program at Canadian Museum for Human Rights

Rotary District 5370 Youth Services will be hooking Mile Zero students up with the Canadian Museum for Human Rights. 

Dawson Creek Secondary School – South Peace Campus, Interact Club of Dawson Creek and the Rotary Club of Dawson Creek Sunrise that will see 15 young leaders participating in a national pilot program at the CMHR in Winnipeg from February 25 to March 1, 2019.

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“We are very honored to be afforded the opportunity for 15 of our students to engage in this immersive learning opportunity,” says Josh Kurjata, Principal of Dawson Creek Secondary School – South Peace Campus. “The potential impact and lasting legacy a project like this could have on our school climate and culture is very exciting. The learning that unfolds as a result of an experience such as this is unmeasurable and will extend beyond the Museum to our school and local community.”

The students from Dawson Creek will visit the Museum for three days to learn about the importance of diversity and inclusion, truth and reconciliation, and how to take action for human rights in their own lives and communities.

The Rotary Club of Dawson Creek Sunrise co-sponsored Cassidy Shaw as a young leader to attend the Rotary Adventures in Human Rights opportunity in August 2018.

“This life-changing experience inspired this young lady to work with Youth Services Chair Tamara Larson to create an opportunity for her peers to experience this amazing learning opportunity at the CMHR,” said Michelle Rolls, President, Rotary Club of Dawson Creek Sunrise. 

“Seeing this vision come to light is truly amazing. We look forward to being a part of this experience and seeing the legacy of peace each of these 15 students create in the community in making the world a better place. Creating partnerships opens doors to engage and inspire young leaders to learn and generate positive change in the world. Thank you to all of the stakeholders who have made this learning opportunity possible.”

“We’d like to thank the CMHR, our local Sunrise Rotary Club, Rotary District 5370 Youth Services, and Cassidy Shaw, a Grade 12 student at Dawson Creek Secondary, whose experience and learning at the Museum last summer as a participant in the Rotary Adventure Human Rights program initiated and imagined this valuable experience for 14 of her peers this time around. It is very exciting to see her project idea and vision come to life,” adds Kurjata.


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