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These stories about local youth taking action to make a difference in our community are made possible by the continued support of Cambrian College as part of our Community Leaders Program.


<updated>Inspire:</updated> COVID can't stop Kids Caring For Kids cancer crusaders

Inspire: COVID can't stop Kids Caring For Kids cancer crusaders

For decades the annual Kids Caring for Kids Cancer Drive has raised thousands of dollars every year for pediatric cancer care in the region. COVID-19 has made the drive more challenging the past two years, but the Lockerby Composite students who champion the effort say nothing will stop them for hitting $1 million in total funds raised
<updated>Inspire:</updated> Chanelle Lalonde is happy to be able to get back to volunteering

Inspire: Chanelle Lalonde is happy to be able to get back to volunteering

École secondaire catholique Champlain student is ‘always positive, encouraging and empathetic,’ school adviser says
<updated>Inspire: </updated>The sky’s the limit for Kaylen Roy, aspiring pilot and dedicated volunteer

Inspire: The sky’s the limit for Kaylen Roy, aspiring pilot and dedicated volunteer

The Markstay resident credits the Air Cadets for many opportunities during her high school years
<updated>Inspire: </updated>Sudbury’s ‘Queen Elsa’ Kassie Taylor lives to put smiles on kids’ faces

Inspire: Sudbury’s ‘Queen Elsa’ Kassie Taylor lives to put smiles on kids’ faces

When you want to accomplish something, don’t hold back—just do it, says the young community-minded entrepreneur
<updated>Inspire:</updated> Whether through his career goals or volunteering, Tyler Pretty wants to make the world better

Inspire: Whether through his career goals or volunteering, Tyler Pretty wants to make the world better

With a nursing degree under his belt and poised to start med school at NOSM, this Sudburian donates his time to help the vulnerable and to give back to the Francophone community
<updated>Inspire:</updated> Kerry Yang took a simple school project and turned it into a working charity

Inspire: Kerry Yang took a simple school project and turned it into a working charity

The Lo-Ellen Park student created a charity that collects and sends school supplies to Far North communities where outfitting a student for school can cost upwards of 10 times more than it does in the south
<updated>Inspire:</updated> Jacob Pitawanakwat channels his struggles as a young student into helping other young learners

Inspire: Jacob Pitawanakwat channels his struggles as a young student into helping other young learners

‘My desire for learning and creativity began with my mom. Her first-hand experiences fuelled my own desire to make a positive difference in the lives of young people’
<updated>Inspire:</updated> Milena Raso is driven to make a difference in the lives of cancer fighters

Inspire: Milena Raso is driven to make a difference in the lives of cancer fighters

She lost her father to cancer and, with the support from her mother (a committed volunteer herself), has spent almost half her life working on behalf of all those fighting cancer
<updated>Inspire:</updated> Whether downtown or in Jamaica, Sudbury teen is driven ‘to shape a better world’

Inspire: Whether downtown or in Jamaica, Sudbury teen is driven ‘to shape a better world’

‘Helping someone may not change the world, but it will change the world for that person’
<updated>Inspire:</updated> Forget 40 hours, Vanessa Sauvé earned 1,300 before graduation

Inspire: Forget 40 hours, Vanessa Sauvé earned 1,300 before graduation

This 18-year-old Chelmsford resident comes from a family of dedicated volunteers