Author: Jennifer Flanagan
Jennifer Flanagan is the co-founder and President and CEO of Actua, a national charitable organization that engages Canadian youth in inspiring and innovative science and technology experiences. Jennifer has led the development of Actua's national barrier-breaking programs, which engage Aboriginal youth, girls and young women, youth living in rural and remote communities and other at-risk youth.
This post was first published on STEM Education website and has been re-published with the author's permission.
I have always maintained that every young Canadian has the capacity to be a leader. It is not just an optimistic approach, it is a necessary one. Our country’s youth will be at the helm of the strong economy we strive for.
We can’t talk about social, economic or environmental prosperity or a strong culture of innovation without talking about how we invest in our youth — all youth.