The value of the individual

Mar 6, 2024 | Future North’s Impact, Stories from You

I am a third-year student at Laurentian University, pursuing a degree in Business Administration with a minor in Law and Justice. Born and raised in Sudbury, my roots are deeply embedded in this community. However, my formative years were also marked by extensive travel and the opportunity to study abroad. These experiences have profoundly shaped my worldview, granting me a unique perspective that is both global and local. I’ve learned to draw on the diverse experiences and insights gained from different cultures to navigate life’s challenges and opportunities. This global perspective informs my approach to local issues, whether it’s driving change or shaping how I interact with those around me. I am the proud daughter of two incredibly hardworking individuals, the most diligent people I’ve ever known. Their unwavering dedication and sacrifice have afforded me a wealth of experiences, for which I am eternally grateful. They have instilled in me the values of perseverance and compassion, motivating me to strive for excellence in all my endeavours. My ambition is not just to achieve personal success but to honour their legacy by making a positive impact in my community and beyond. Through my studies and personal experiences, I’ve come to appreciate the power of blending global insights with local action. This fusion of perspectives is what I believe will enable me to contribute meaningfully to society. Whether it’s through my future career or personal initiatives, my goal is to apply what I’ve learned both locally and globally to make a difference.

Before I found Future North, I doubted my ability to make a real difference in my community. Being young and on my own, it felt like my ideas and ambitions weren’t taken seriously. The struggle wasn’t just about being heard; it was also about finding the resources needed to bring my visions to life. That all changed when I discovered Future North.

Future North’s network designed for youth, offers the support and resources that were missing for me and so many others. It’s been a game-changer. Since joining Future North’s expert youth panel, I’ve seen firsthand how much my contributions can matter. I’ve learned that my voice is valued, and I can indeed make an impact in my community.

What makes Future North stand out is its approach to valuing each individual. I don’t have to fit into a specific mold to be part of this community. They appreciate my unique insights for what they are. It’s refreshing to be in a place where everyone’s opinions, visions, and ideas are treated equally. In a community where opportunities can sometimes feel limited. Future North has been a guiding light, showing me and many others our potential. It’s not just about providing access to resources; it’s about empowering us to use our voices for change. This experience has taught me that with the right support, making a difference isn’t just possible—it’s within reach.

Being part of Future North has been incredibly rewarding. It’s shown me the importance of an organization that believes in the power of youth. Their mission resonates with me because it proves that young people can drive positive change in our community. I’m grateful for the opportunity to be part of something that not only helps me grow but also allows me to contribute to the community in meaningful ways.