Clinique Ambassador for Change of Canada Contest

Clinique Ambassador for Change of Canada Contest Winners

 

MOST VOTES

Carmen R., Brampton, ON – 1,504 votes

WHY DO YOU WANT TO BE THE AMBASSADOR FOR CHANGE?

Clinique Ambassador for Change of Canada - Most Votes“As a passionate community leader, I aim to battle illiteracy by instilling a love for learning in children and youth. In my years of tutoring, I have noticed that education deficits stem from a student’s own fear of and frustration with his/her perceived weaknesses. The hardships of my students – which include dyslexia, ADHD, Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder and English as a Second Language – need not be learning impairments nor roadblocks. Rather, whenever I encounter an unmotivated student who feels hopeless, I am all the more fueled to restructure their damaged self-esteem. When students are provided with individual attention, they may discover a newfound interest in school. Whether it be through creative or analytical routes (poetry, drama, novels, films), my goal is to spark a student’s curiosity to learn. In addition, I attempt to reform limited family involvement in the child’s daily homework routine. As a mentor, I always advise parents to “cheer on” my students, as I understand that family encouragement is more rewarding than any letter grade. Apart from my dedication as a mentor for Say Yes to Education, I serve on the Student Board of the Parent Partnership Network, which seeks to facilitate team-building workshops for inner-city high schools. I am also an ardent advocate for Peel Children’s Centre, a non-for-profit that provides counselling programs for families, and I often volunteer at Birthright Brampton, which aids impoverished young mothers. As a university student, I very much value my education. My goal as Clinique’s Ambassador for Change is to empower children and youth by recharging their confidence in what they are capable of. Backed by solid family support, motivated students are enabled to exude the inner beauty that others seek to emulate. As Clinique’s new Ambassador, I would be proud to represent a company that celebrates individuals for who they are – in whatever “formula” they come in.”


JUDGED WINNER As judged by Shawn Desman and Xania Khan

Estelle A., Mississauga, ON

WHY DO YOU WANT TO BE THE AMBASSADOR FOR CHANGE?

Clinique Ambassador for Change of Canada - Judged EntryI’ve always been very involved in my community and I strongly believe in the importance of giving back. I volunteer hundreds of hours every year with my local food bank and several other non-profit organizations. I am also a tutor for children living in an at-risk neighbourhood of my community and I am a member of the Youth Advisory committee of my local library and I help organize movie and games days for kids living in my city.In addition to that, I fundraised for the social organization Free the Children to build an all-girls school in Kenya because I believe in the power of education to break the cycle of poverty and when you look at the numbers, you see that out of the millions of kids who have never stepped foot in a classroom, three quarters of them are girls.I believe in the power of young people to change the world and I live by the life philosophy ‘Be the Change’ because I think that by our life choices and actions, we can really make a difference in the world! I want to be a Clinique Ambassador for change because I want to use that influence to help others and make an even bigger difference.”


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Estelle getting her make-up done at Clinique - Sears

Estelle getting her make-up done at Clinique – Sears


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Estelle with the Clinique make-up artist

Estelle with the Clinique make-up artist


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Carmen with the Clinique make-up artist

Carmen with the Clinique make-up artist


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Carmen getting her make-up done at Clinique - Sears

Carmen getting her make-up done at Clinique – Sears


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Estelle and Carmen - Winners of the Clinique Ambassador for Change Contest

Estelle and Carmen – Winners of the Clinique Ambassador for Change Contest