A new partnership between SHAD and Pathways to Education Canada will see 14 youth leaders from low-income communities attend the award-winning STEAM (science, tech, engineering, arts and math) based program this summer for the first time. The students will receive a full bursary including travel to attend the program.
Two SHAD Fellows, Emma Landry and Kathy Nodzynski, who received $10,000 RBC Students Leading Change Scholarships for leading and inspiring change in their communities, have been chosen in online voting as the top SHAD network stories of 2017.
“It’s very powerful what happens when you’re in a group of like-minded peers for the first time,” he says. “You realize that you’re not alone in terms of being creative and curious and wanting to learn and [being] interested in what’s going to happen after high school.”
Blaney says it’s important to him, as Outreach Lead, to reach students up North. “We’re under-represented in this region,” he says, “and we’re hoping to change that starting in SHAD 2019.”