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The following resources are examples of how students in Central Okanagan Public Schools and beyond are learning to live well in a digital world. Have a story you would like to share with us? Contact us at

Humans of Boucherie

Learn how students from Mt. Boucherie Secondary are leveraging social media to create community in their school.

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Student Voices 

Quotes from students in Central Okanagan Public Schools as part of the district-wide community scan we conducted in 2019-2020.

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A Picture is Worth?

Listen to SD23 student Greta Friesen share her power TEDxYouth talk on how the never-ending and skewed stream of photos on the internet only show parts of the story and how we can develop a more healthy outlook on what we view when on social media.

Connect Through Fandom

Hannah believes that online “fandom” (the state or condition of being a fan of someone or something - such as a fictional series or a sports team) can help bring us all together and bring you a sense of belonging.  Listen to her insightful TEDxYouth talk to learn more.

Mental Health Support

A simple and accessible Mental Health website created by students at Dr. Knox Middle School to make it easier for students to access the help they need, whenever they may need it.

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I Want To Be a Leader

Hear from former SD23 student Karah Hopgood in this TEDxYouth talk on her inspirational story of launching the Humans of Boucherie initiative at her school.  Karah aspries to redefine the question: what do you want to be when you grow up?

'Sit With Us' App

This video from CBS News describes an app built by a teen looking to help other students who had no one to sit with at lunch.

A Sincere Compliment

What started as one young man's idea to fight cyber bullying has grown into a group of caring and kind students who are inspired to make a huge difference in their school and community helping lift the spirits of those who are down and acknowledge the good in their peers.

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