It's time for another (long overdue) non-profit announcement! As mentioned in a previous post, I am going to be sharing with you some of the different non-profit organizations that I will be spending time with when I am on the road! This organizations home base is in Montreal but they provide services all across Canada. Here we go...
"Apathy is Boring's mission is to use art and technology to educate youth about democracy."
What do they do?
"Apathy is Boring accomplishes its goals through the following program areas:
Concerts & Events that encourage youth to get involved in their communities, survey them about their democratic participation habits, and create an opportunity for dialogue between elected officials and youth.
A Youth Friendly Program including workshops, tools, and resources to engage youth in decision-making and educate decision-makers about how to engage youth.
Apathyisboring.com which provides youth with information, "how-to's", and support to get involved in democracy.
Election Campaigns that reach out to youth and give them the information they need to make an informed vote."
What are their goals?
"Apathy is Boring aims to meet the following Youth in Democracy Goals:
a) increase youth voting rates
b) increase youth engagement in their communities
c) build a sustainable dialogue between youth and elected officials"
They are too cool. Am I right?!
Due to the upcoming election on May 2nd, I am certain that their office is full of that buzzing bee sensation...working hard to ensure that youth are voting! I STRONGLY advise you to check out their incredible website and make use of their Political Parties guide. It will able you to make an informed decision when you vote - and please, please, please do VOTE! Make use of your voice... it's an important one!
Speaking of voting, don't forget to get your daily vote in for my Roadtrip with Reason in Pepsi Refresh Canada. Only TWO spots to go until the $5,000 grant is achieved. Amazing! Please, please, please keep up the daily vote until April 30th and spread the word.
Happy trails & travels!
-- Becky xo