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Youth Taking the Lead – Hailey Craig


Hailey Craig is 16 years old and lives in Yellowknife. Here’s how she is taking the lead:

“I am taking a leadership role in my community by raising money for the homeless and senior people. I learned that you don’t have to do big things in order to be a leader, you don’t need to change the world to make a difference. Connecting with my culture is very important to me as it helps me feel connected to the people around me and to my cultural collective identity. In the time of Coronavirus, it has completely changed the way we live. There are ways for you to stay safe and and still help vulnerable people in your community. I encourage you to find a way to make a difference in someone’s life, whether it be shoveling their walkway, offering to help an elder get their groceries, helping your mom around the house, sewing masks, volunteering for an organized program like your local food bank and meal program, and encouraging others to do the same.”