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Student raises funds to bring anti-bullying message to local children

Thanks to Justin’s efforts 1,000 elementary students from schools in Shelburne will get to hear McLean speak
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NEWS RELEASE

UPPER GRAND DISTRICT SCHOOL BOARD

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A secondary student in Shelburne has raised funds to bring in an inspirational speaker that will reach hundreds of local children.

Centre Dufferin District High School co-op student Justin was selected by RBC Shelburne as the #Make150Count delegate.

The RBC initiative, launched to celebrate Canada’s 150th anniversary, is encouraging young Canadians to do something that will make a positive impact in their communities. RBC gives selected youth $150, no strings attached, and asks them to do something great with it.

Justin decided to take his $150, raise additional funds, and bring in speaker and YouTube personality Anthony McLean to speak to local children. McLean is the founder and director of iEngage and speaks to students about diversity, bullying, health and wellness.

Thanks to Justin’s efforts, approximately 1,000 elementary students from schools in Shelburne will get to hear McLean speak about important issues that impact their lives.

All of the funds raised will pay for the speaking arrangement, and any additional funds will be donated to local breakfast school programs.

McLean will speak to students next week at CDDHS.

About the Upper Grand District School Board

The Upper Grand District School Board serves approximately 34,000 students through 65 elementary schools and 11 secondary schools in the City of Guelph, County of Wellington and County of Dufferin.

Student success is the goal of over 3,000 dedicated teaching and support staff who are aided by the contributions of caring volunteers and community partners.

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