Aaron Brown, a grade 11 student at Richmond Hill High School who loves basketball, football, helping people, and making a difference. Having first heard about We Can Change the World Day at school and wanting to find new ways of supporting his community, Aaron quickly became one of our most avid volunteers. Needing to see how the efforts at home impact those overseas for himself, Aaron recently went on a service-learning trip with Me to We to Kenya. To top off the experience, Aaron actually visited our beloved village of Oloirien, and aspires to further his education in the field of global development, and work for Free the Children.
My name is Alison Lee and I am a Grade 11 student attending St. Robert’s Catholic High School. Through all my studying, I hope to become a physiotherapist and provide care for people with sports injuries. Three words people often use to describe me are outgoing, happy and loud. I just love being around people and interacting with others, this led me to my dance career. Being a latin ballroom dancer for my entire life has contributed to my competitive personality and my love for sports. I love exercising, whether that be running, swimming, hiking, etc. In the summer I love going up to my cottage and go hiking, wake boarding/ waterskiing, and kayaking.
Brad Akbarpour is a 16 year-old student in Richmond Hill, Ontario. With a passion for business and the financial and accounting world, he devotes his efforts in pursuing opportunities in this field. He also enjoys reading, watching movies, and hanging out with friends. As an active member of his school’s Debate, DECA, World Action Council, Athletic Council and Slam Poetry clubs, Brad is on a constant quest to improve himself and reach beyond his limits in every aspect of his life. He enjoys volunteer and community work and hopes to contribute to engage more youth in the community to the best of his ability as the VP Treasurer on the We Can Change the World Day Committee.
Emman is a grade 11 student at Richmond Hill high School who has been volunteering with We Can Change the World Day since 2014. She enjoys volunteering with We Can Change the World Day because she gets to meet so many fun and amazing people, learn about challenges in the world and be a part of creating positive change in the world. In her spare time, Emman loves to dance, ski, read, and listen to music. She also loves to travel and has had the great opportunity to live in Switzerland and explore that culture as well as travel the globe to visit many interesting places. Emman is very passionate about making change in the world and she hopes to go on a Me to We Trip in the future pursuing the pillar of education. She enjoys volunteering and strives to help other youth also get involved! She can’t wait to take action in organizing We Can Change the World Day 3.
Mandy Tran is a Grade 11 student at Richmond Hill High School. Mandy enjoys travelling, long walks to her fridge (and occasionally the beach), and binge-watching YouTube videos/Netflix. She has been an avid volunteer with WCCTWD for roughly a year. Having attended and volunteered for WCCTWD2, she is very excited to be a part of the planning process for WCCTWD3, and strongly believes that it will be an even bigger success than the last one. Ever since she began volunteering with WCCTWD, she has garnered new respect for herself and the people in the community. Mandy has learned that even in the town of Richmond Hill, everyone has the ability to create change in large ways to help individuals all around the world. She hopes that through WCCTWD she will be able to educate and inspire others to create change.
Talon Zhu is currently a grade 11 student at Richmond Hill High School, and is one of two VP Productions on the youth council. In his spare time, he enjoys watching movies, listening to music, and socializing with others. Some of his interests include philosophy, fashion and business. In addition to being a part of We Can Change the World Day, he is also a part of other organizations, such as igniteFAIR and SJMF Youth, where he fundraises money to help build houses in the Dominican Republic for the less fortunate, and helps to promote volunteerism. He wants to be able to engage the local youth to become more involved within the community, and believes that We Can Change the World Day is an awesome way to do so!
A long time volunteer with We Can Change The World Day, Tyler is thrilled to be at the forefront of planning WCCTWD3. As an avid volunteer, he adores collaborating with other individuals in community projects and events to achieve the goal of, well, changing the world! Aside from volunteering, Tyler’s interests also include swimming, writing, social media, and music (specifically listening to and writing about it, rather than playing). We Can Change the World Day is a huge event, but Tyler believes in doing little things to create positive changes and bright smiles. With that being said, have a wonderful day!