I know you are super excited to know more about how awesome we are, so without further ado, we present you with … us! The exec’s of Take Action! Queen’s Chapter.
Lindy Johnston; Biology ’13
The importance of leadership and leadership development has always been a passion of mine. Since I’ve been with Take Action, I’ve taken a keen interest in en-powering youth and giving them the opportunity to develop and use their leadership skills, not just in the classroom, but within the community. Leadership is an important skill for all youth to have, as they will be the leaders of tomorrow. This year, I hope to see a partnership form between Kingston high schools and Take Action Queen’s, where we will be able to work as a united force to make socially aware leaders that are passionate and concerned about the issues society faces today.
Position – Co-President
Annie Hollis; Life Sciences ’15
Position – Executive of Leadership Development
Erica Croitoru; Politics ’14
I decided to join Take Action because I believe that positive change in our society comes from our generation. In high school I often felt that I was too young to make a substantial impact in my community, but I was wrong. I was inspired by others in my community and ended up pursuing a cause I was passionate about. I believe Take Action will succeed this year in being a tool to help high school and university students stand up for what they believe in and make a difference in their own community.
Position - Executive of Finance
Betty Zhang; COMM’ 14
I’m interested in Take Action because I’ve always carried a passion for giving back to society and empowering students to make social changes in their communities. I like the leadership approach the team is currently taking and I believe that with the right opportunities and guidance, the students can gain first-hand experience in how to become a successful leader in the present through different initiatives such mentorship and more. I’m excited to be part of the team and hopefully my contribution along with other team members can take the club to a new height. In my spare time, I enjoy swimming, travelling and reading books.
Position – Executive of Mentorship
Daniel Kim; Life Sciences ’14
I was interested in Take Action! because it was an organization that was different from the others. I believe that the future lies in the youth of today, so I wanted to make an impact in the community with youth leaders, and Take Action! looked as if it could provide a great opportunity. This year, I see the Queen’s Chapter of Take Action! leading by example in a new and innovative direction. We will be ambitious and adventurous in our endeavours to uphold our motto of Serve>>Mentor>>Lead.
Position – Executive of Mentorship
John Seranfini; Biology/History ’15
I joined Take Action in my first year at Queen’s because I saw this organization as an incredible way for me to bring joy to my life through helping others. My goal this year as a member of Take Action is to give back to the Kingston community while also improving my own leadership abilities.
Position: Executive of Workshop Development
Lucy Santano; Engineering (Apple Math) ’15
I was first drawn to Take Action when I saw that it was a club based around leadership and developing the skills to be a good leader. In high school, I was lucky enough to have the opportunity to be very involved in organizations which focused on topics similar to the ones Take Action is based on. When I discovered that another big part of Take Action was their mentorship program I decided I would like to continue some of the work I had done in the past and pass on what I had learned to the high school students involved in this program. Take Action has decided to go with a new approach this year which I think will be very successful. I really think focusing on the leadership development workshops and the high school mentorship program will strengthen the club here at Queen’s. I expect Queen’s students will be surprised by how much they learn at our workshops and how much of a difference they can make in the Kingston community when working with the high school students. I am very excited to get to work with such a great team of enthusiastic people and cannot wait to see what the Take Action members can accomplish this coming year.