Empreintes Project : an evening to celebrate youth projects
The school year is almost over for the Empreintes committees at Jules-Verne in Vancouver, Au-Cœur-de-l’île in Comox, Pionniers-de-Maillardville in Port Coquitlam and Victor-Brodeur in Victoria. These committees worked all year to create an inclusive and safe environment within their schools, and it is time to celebrate all of their achievements.
Although the end of the school year is approaching, the Empreintes committees are not relenting in their efforts. The committees from all four schools worked hard in preparation of the International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia on May 17th. A student from école des Pionniers won the contest organized by the committee and their drawing will be re-done by a professional and displayed within the school. École Au-Cœur-de-l’île in Comox demonstrated their commitment to their local community by organizing a pride march. The committee at Jules-Verne raised $220 that will be donated to the Rainbow Railroad organization. There are several more projects in the works, such as a paralympic week at Jules-Verne and a workshop on LGBTQ+ pride at école des Pionniers on Friday, June 1st which was organized in collaboration with the student council.