Starting at Sydney Academy on September 20th and ending at Potlotek High School on October 2nd, I made 27 presentations at 24 high schools – all promoting year 2 of the Business Network for Aboriginal Youth. For those of you who don't know, the Business Network for Aboriginal Youth is a mentorship program that aims to attract grade 10-12 Aboriginal students across Nova Scotia to the study of busines at university. 2012/13 will be the second year for this program.
This whirlwind tour of over 4000kms included 7 schools that I did not visit last year. I was very well received by students and staff at all schools! The deadline to apply was today and we currently have applications from 126 First Nation, Inuit, and Métis students from all over Nova Scotia. With so many great applicants, it will be very difficult to choose only 30 students. The current plan is to have our group of 30 chosen by October 31st.