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