I’ve always been THAT girl.
The daughter of immigrant parents. Parents who valued education above the latest fashions (Cotton Ginny sweatshirts), the latest fad (New Kids on the Block book covers) and the latest must-have (jelly shoes, of course). I’ve always been the little girl who tried to excel at every subject in life; who completed the bonus question on every test, and with each mark of 97/100, instead of being congratulated, was judiciously asked “What happened? Why did you get 3 wrong?”
(I promise to never do that to my boys.)
I’ve always been the girl who engaged in friendly competition with the other “brainers”; who aimed for the best report card, the highest praise, the most impressive GPA. And when I fell 2 points shy of graduating with “Honours”, I retook a university French course in my fourth year, just so that I could forever have the letters Hons. BComm immortalized following my name.
Lena Almeida, Hons. BComm
Yes, I’ve always been *slightly* ambitious. And I’ve always had a healthy respect for education.
Today is Rogers Youth Education Day, which is an initiative of Rogers Youth Fund. It supports various youth-focused programs led by non-profit partners across the country, including a range of educational programs that help provide young people with the skills, tools and opportunities they need to excel inside the classroom and beyond.
Tweet with the #BrighterFuture hashtag on Twitter or share Rogers’ Facebook Photo. For every tweet with the hashtag or Facebook share, they’ll donate $1 toward the purchase of a mobile tech unit (to a maximum of $250,000) to be given to partners for youth education purposes.
A mobile tech unit will provide mobile internet technology to Rogers Youth Fund participants, giving them the ability to access information and get help with school work outside of the classroom. Each unit contains 5 tablets, a Rocket mobile hotspot and LTE connectivity provided by Rogers.
— Lena Almeida (@Listen2Lena) September 25, 2013