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Stories from the classroom
Below we share case studies from our work within the classroom. Read more to see how we engaged students to take action at the local level to combat issues that are important to them.
"I was just an artist,
now, I'm an entrepreneur."
19 year old Abdul Muse shares his story of entrepreneurship, music and Youth Ottawa.
“We all need that push to get us to the finish line. I am so grateful to Youth Ottawa because in my opinion, they keep fantastic youth motivated towards achieving their goals.”
-Recipient of 2018 Youth Ottawa RBC Strength Through Diversity Award
” I am grateful to Youth Ottawa. The money I received from the Youth Ottawa bursary went towards by studies at Concordia University. This has enabled me to meet so many artists within my program and it has opened opportunities for networking and collaboration.”
-Recipient of 2018 Youth Ottawa RBC Arts & Culture Award
“Being recognized for the Take a Stand Award by Youth Ottawa meant that my efforts and the efforts of my group in bettering the community are making an impact, this has encouraged me to continue modelling Indigenous values.”
-Recipient of 2018 Youth Ottawa RBC Take a Stand Award
“I was always uncertain about pursuing my master’s degree and this award gave me a financial push. Being a student is expensive so I’m grateful to Youth Ottawa for this opportunity and their support.”
-Recipient of 2018 RBC Strength through Diversity Award
“Being recognized for the RBC Spirit of the Capital Arts & Culture award was one of the first times that I felt like what I was doing was important.”
-Recipient of 2017 RBC Arts & Culture Award