Students from Calgary’s Jeannie Elliott Elementary were inspired to catch the spirit to save the bear.
Youth Coalition founder Simon Jackson spoke to hundreds of students and parents at Jeannie Elliott Elementary to encourage them to make their voice heard for the spirit bear. Jackson also led a workshop on youth leadership and was interviewed by grade six students.
With the debate on the proposed Northern Gateway pipeline that would send oil tankers through the spirit bear’s habitat currently monopolizing the news, students were informed that their voice matters on this issue and all issues.
Jackson preached balance, innovation and youth engagement during his address and students responded with overwhelming support for protecting the spirit bear and becoming leaders in their community today.