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Trenton High School students experienced We Day with 20,000 others!

Students from Trenton High School [1] were thrilled to participate in a We Day event held in Toronto on October 2, 2014. That day, 20,000 youth gathered at the Air Canada Centre for a day of learning, celebrating and starting to create change.

Trenton High School students participated in a
We Day event held in Toronto on October 2, 2014.
20,000 students and educators were part of the
We Day learning and celebrations at the Air Canada Centre.
We Day is an annual series of stadium-sized events
bringing together world-renowned speakers and performers.

Presenters at We Day Toronto included the following:

The Trenton students are enrolled in a Specialist High Skills Major (SHSM) program called Social Justice/Non-profit. This SHSM enables students to build a foundation of sector-focused knowledge and skills before graduating and entering apprenticeship training, college, university, or a position in the workplace. Students will develop skills in the areas of problem solving, analysis, communication, cooperation, ethical values, consciousness and citizenship.

Description from the We Day website [2]: “We Day brings young people together to celebrate the actions that they are taking in their local and global communities and to inspire another year of change by sharing the passion of world leaders and entertainers. We Day is tied to the year-long We Act program, which offers educational resources, campaigns and support materials to help turn the event’s inspiration into sustained action. Through We Act, students commit to taking one local and one global action to better the world, earning their way to We Day. This October, the Air Canada Centre will be filled with 20,000 educators and youth for We Day Toronto.”

For more information, please contact:
Kerry Donnell, Communications Officer, 613-966-1170 or 1 800 267-4350, extension 2354, [email protected]