Me to We Interview with co-creator and host of 4REAL.

Abigale Subdhan chats with Sol Guy at the second annual National Me to We Day.

As Vervegirl’s official reporter at the second annual National Me to We Day, I got the chance to meet some of the major players behind the Me to We cause.

How did you come up with the concept for the reality show, 4REAL?

We wanted to do something different. We wanted to make it realWe didn’t want  to make  it about me, or the celebrity, but about the [local] people that we helped. And it was great because we were so inspired. Those were the building blocks of the show.

What has been the most eye-opening experience you have had as the host of 4REAL?

One of the trips that had the biggest effect on me was the one  we did in Vancouver with Eva Mendes. It’s my hometown—we didn’t go half way around the world. I walked two blocks and I found myself in a neighbourhood that I realized I didn’t know anything about. The homelessness, the drug addiction and the mental health issues that people are dealing with— I had become numb to them. But, as I got to know the people and saw the work that was being done to form a  solution, I was so inspired. I will never see people who deal with those types of issues in the same way. I was so humbled by them. It was really powerful.

How did you get involved in the Me to We cause?

I met the Kielburger brothers a few years ago and I was blown away by their resolve and determination and almost absurd idealism, which I share with them. I am so ridiculously idealistic that people sometimes just do not want to hear me talk. I believe that anything is possible and that we can really change the world and that we are the generation to do it. So when they told me about [the first] Me to We Day and asked if I would come, I said yes, of course! So they invited me to come back again and it’s a pleasure. I just love what they’re doing and I love their follow-up. That’s one of the biggest reasons why [Me to We Day is] important. If we play our cards right, this is something that all these young people can take with them for the rest of their lives.

Visit 4REAL.com to learn more about the show.

Check out Abigale’s interview with MTV VJ and Free The Children Ambassador