This free student-run conference is the coming together of youth across the region to harness the educating, empowering, and inspiring powers of being connected with like-minded students focused on social issues.
YMAD Waterloo will take place on Wednesday, March 26 as a one-day conference dedicated to educating students on local issues (focusing on this year’s theme, Barriers to Education), while providing tools needed to be an agent of change in their own school and community.
Having been attended by over 2500 students over the last six years, YMAD strives to curate students’ passion for social justice and transform it into positive action. Students have left YMAD conferences with the energy and determination needed to start their own projects, make decisions on post-secondary programs and meaningful careers, and having formed a new passion for social justice.
With student networking and inspiring speakers, ACCESS and ACCESS U Laurier have worked to build an atmosphere that continues to inspire students upon their return to their school and communities.
This event focuses on social entrepreneurship, which is defined as the act of identifying & recognizing a social problem and using entrepreneurial principles to achieve this social change.
The case challenge will be focused on the idea of education and creating a stronger system for students. As the social impact sector is often belitted for a lack of large-scale initiaitves and information sharing, this workshop allows the leaders of tomorrow to collaborate around an important topic.
How it works?
Guest speaker will kick-off the workshop
Each organization will present their initiatives & case challenge
Attendees break off into mini groups and have 1 hour to complete the challenge
Maximum 3-minute pitches to panel of judges
Group with the most feasible and creative plan wins prize
ACCESS is looking forward to an exciting, event-filled year!
If you have any general questions about ACCESS U please email Jon Pryce at firstname.lastname@example.org. For questions about ACCESS: Allowing Children a Chance at Education, Inc. please email email@example.com.
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From left: Kody Robinson, Katherine Elliot, Jon Pryce and Michael Onabolu of ACCESS U Laurier. Photo: thecord.ca
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Jon Pryce who has just returned from a 10-day aid mission to Haiti, displays a banner with the name of a student-group he runs, called ACCESS U, to help fund schools in Haiti. The newest chapter of the charity will be operating soon at Laurier.
ACCESS U can offer you the chance to make a difference. To be connected. To spread the word at the post-secondary level. Help Haiti, help the word.
On a volunteer mission to Jacmel, Haiti in July 2010, students from ACCESS Charity witnessed and experienced much of the poverty, inequality, and problems that exist within this devastated country.
As students, along with the inhabitants of Haiti, we can agree on the notion that providing accessible education to children and young adults will have an impact on the way Haiti’s future will pan out.
This trip is a motivation for ACCESS U, and this video shares our inspiration with you.