Shane Feldman
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“Shane is someone we can all learn from. He teaches us that we too can take our passion, no matter what it is, and use it for the benefit of others. He teaches us that we can all be more than just dreamers.”- Good News Toronto

Named one of Canada’s Top 20 Under 20 in 2013, Shane Feldman is a teenager committed to making the world a better place. As founder and executive director of Count Me In, the largest youth-run initiative promoting volunteerism, he has inspired young people across North America to get involved and create positive change in their communities as well as in their own lives.

It all began when 13-year-old Shane turned a dark freshman year into an uplifting national movement. With the help of his guidance councilor, Mr. Conte, Shane signed up for every club, council and school initiative that matched his hobbies and interests. Getting involved ended up being Shane's secret to happiness during that difficult transition. By Grade 9, he was not only recognized as the most involved student at his school, but Shane 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 works actively with the Canadian Cancer Society, Right To Play, Plan Canada, and Earth Day Canada. He is committed to promoting the positive impact that students can make today.

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10 Lessons We Can All Learn From Malala Yousafzai

(3) Comments | Posted October 11, 2013 | 3:02 PM

Today, October 11, 2013, thousands of students, teachers, schools, activists and organizations across the globe are joining together to celebrate the International Day of the Girl, an official United Nations resolution established in 2011. And I think the perfect girl to focus on today is Malala Yousafzai.

Malala is 16...

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Volunteerism: The New Trend for 2013

(2) Comments | Posted February 1, 2013 | 5:57 PM

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...

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