Recognized as one of Canada’s youngest professional speakers, Shane Feldman is an activist, humanitarian, and actor impacting teens across North America. He founded "Count Me In” when he was only 13 years old, and it is now the largest youth-led initiative of its kind, promoting volunteerism and positive change.
It all began when Shane started high school and decided to get involved to make new friends. By Grade 9, Shane was not only recognized as the most involved student at his school, but he was also juggling over 500 community service hours, maintaining academic honour role status, and working multiple part time jobs.
It didn't take long before he found himself noticing the lack of involvement in his own school and he asked his principal if he could organize a "Motivational day" to improve student engagement. Shane and his friends began planning the event but little did they know that this initiative would turn into "Count Me In Conference", the annual landmark student empowerment day. Today, Shane is thrilled to be training students to become stronger leaders, motivating them to follow their passions and make a difference. Shane is also a spokesperson for World Vision Canada, and is committed to promoting the positive impact that students can make across the globe.
Let me introduce myself. It was a few months into Grade 9, and (with the help of my guidance counsellors,) I was the most involved kid in my grade. I was on student council, I was on the school radio station, I was part of the tech crew, and I...