In 2019, we were back with the task to help share Kenneth Gordon Maplewood School’s “BEST OF ME” stories while helping to help them raise funds for their bursary/scholarship program. It was truly a season of c
elebration and inspiration as we got to listen into new stories of struggle, triumph, and perseverance. Our project extended to creating photography pieces with students as well.
The video was shown at their “Best of Me” gala and so far $200,000 has been raised! Congratulations KGMS! Please visit www.KGMS.ca to hear more about this amazing school and how you can support students and families helping young people excel and grow and find the “best in me!”
Tracey approached me about doing a project for her daughter’s school. I met Tracey and her fellow chairperson, Eva, for coffee. I heard their personal stories and why they love this school and why they were running the annual Kenneth Gordon Maplewood School Gala. As I walked away from my time with them, ideas began to brew.
Good news, we got 80% of what I had envisioned with them. However 100% of it was the intention I had hoped for.
What is most moving was the surprisingly blunt and brutal honesty and generosity of the interviewees.
Creative work comes in waves and sometimes you do not have the chance to step back and listen and be reminded of the big picture.
Kenneth Gordon Maplewood School is leading the way in teaching young people self advocacy. I am privileged to see education done in a way that transforms young people, families and a person’s future.
Good people doing good work is so powerful.
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