Ceilidh’s Blog – Generation Why

One of my interests is broadcasting, and I am fortunate to work as a student reporter. I’m a host / reporter for Generation Why on Shaw Television in Vancouver. This youth produced program, profiles events and people of interest to teens and highlights positive youth in the community. Through my role as a reporter, I have had the opportunity to meet and interview amazing young people. These youth are role models who show us that young people CAN make a difference!


I would like to introduce Vervegirl readers to some of these inspirational teens and their causes.

Angel Wings is a group of teenage girls who raise money for breast cancer. The girls started the group in support of their friend who lost her mother to the disease. The group has donated thousands of dollars to the annual Nite of Hope charity benefit and were honoured with a special award for their fundraising efforts.

Taylor Quinn is a volunteer with Invisible Children. This organization uses the power of media to inspire young people to help end the longest running war in Africa. Youth like Taylor, have been motivated by documentaries on the child soldiers of Uganda, to become advocates for these children.
 
Rock Solid is an anti-bullying campaign created in memory of Reena Virk, a teen girl who was murdered by her tormentors. Each year, the drama students at New Westminster Secondary write and produce plays to raise awareness on the dangers of bullying. Through performances to school children, they spread the message about the consequences of bullying.
 
I hope their stories will inspire and empower you to make positive change in your communities!

Note from the Online Editor
For the month of May, the fabulous Ceilidh Millar is Vervegirl’s guest blogger!  As you will find out in Ceilidh’s blogs, she’s all about helping others and doing her part in the community.  Ceilidh is an active volunteer with various organizations like Free The Children, and she also has a love of the arts and theatre.  Vervegirl is excited to welcome Ceilidh to our blogging community!