Opeongo High School and Madawaska Valley District High School

Last week Jeremy and I had the privilege to speak to a group of students at Opeongo High School in Douglas, and at Madawaska Valley District High School in Barry’s Bay. Our day started at Opeongo High School where they were welcomed by a wonderful group of students who were eager to learn, hear Jeremy’s story and share their own. We then hopped into the car again to head to Madawaska Valley District High School where we got to sit down with a group of dynamic youth and discuss difficulties that they are faced with in their school and which steps to take towards resolving them. The day ended the day with Jeremy sharing his story in front of the whole school and getting everyone engaged in a conversation about homophobia and transphobia. This day was such a great experience for many different reasons, but mainly because with got to connect with youth that have big hearts and open minds and talk about something that means a lot to them. The day left me feeling proud and excited about what the youth in our communities can accomplish together. We’d also like to say a special thank you to Donna for making this day possible and to Kim Love, the mayor of the township Madawaska Valley, for stopping by!