We’re thrilled to introduce the first in a series of blogs that will spotlight some of our inaugural Beedie Luminaries! We are proud of each and every one of the 80 students and wanted to share a few of their stories…
Meet Eden Lauren. Eden will be completing a Social Services Diploma Program to fuel her passion for standing up against injustices. Read more about her story in the Q&A story below.
What is your name?
What post-secondary school will you be attending?
What program will you be taking in post-secondary and why does it interest you?
Social Services Diploma Program because I want to give back to my community and help others help themselves.
Tell us a little bit about your background (growing up, going to school, extra-curricular activities, etc.).
I am an Aboriginal youth. I am Mètis, Cree and Sioux. I enjoy doing Mètis jigging and reading Aboriginal literature.
Who inspires you, and why?
My mother inspires me because she is the most loving and selfless person I have ever met. She is also a social worker and I want to be just like her.
What motivates you, and why?
I am motivated to make a difference in my community. There are a lot of hardships in the downtown east side and my family came from this community and struggled with similar hardships. I am so lucky to have not gone through these struggles so, Its important to me to give back.
What are you goals for the upcoming school year?
I want to get my diploma in social work, get an amazing education on what I’m passionate about such as Aboriginal and women’s studies and make new friends.
What is one thing you learned in high school that you will take with you to post-secondary?
I found my voice in high school. I learned to speak and stand up against injustices towards others and myself. I will definitely take this with me to post secondary and hopefully improve it even more.
What is one piece of advice you’d give to future Luminaries?
I would recommend using the amazing gift from the Beedie Luminaries to further your education and improve the lives of othersBack To Top