News & Updates

IMG 2573

Girl Rising


We are sometimes reminded about the ingenuity of humans and the power to create change through seemingly small initiatives. A group of talented young high school students have shown that age, or lack of resources, does not limit one’s ability to spark such progress and change.  But rather the power rests in the mind and the heart. Herein lies an opportunity for you to learn more about a particular global issue that continues to strike our fellow global citizens.

A big thanks to Leslie Irons, who helps facilitate the ‘Me to We’ Program ( at Westside Secondary School. Me to We’s Leadership Programs are based on a transformative process called ‘Theory of Change.’ Developed over the last decade of working with young people, our Theory of Change:

    • Encourages young people to explore social issues they are passionate about
    • Equips students with transferable skills to build confidence and inspire their peers
    • Empowers students to commit to making a meaningful impact both locally and globally
When: Thursday, May 29, 7-9 pm
What: FREE screening of award-winning documentary, Girl Rising + a TED Talk on Girls’ and Women’s Rights & the Power of Education, by Westside student, Jasmine Lagundzija
Presented by: Westside Secondary School’s Me to We and Young Women’s Discussion Group
Audience: General Community – Come for an inspiring and educational family night!
Where: Westside Secondary School Theatre, 300 Alder St., Orangeville
Trailer: – It’ll be the most inspiring 2.5 minutes of your day.

Leave a Reply