Born, raised, and currently living in Edmonton, Lauren joined WE Stand because she truly believes in the idea that all youth are capable of being leaders, and the importance of fostering personal growth through leadership. Lauren finds the passion of the WE Stand team to be truly inspiring, and is honoured to contribute to it.
Lauren believes that while working for the collective good, one is able to foster personal growth. Exhibiting leadership or participating in volunteer activities increases self-esteem, confidence, capabilities, relationships, and more. Lauren believes in this so strongly, because she experiences it for herself. Her own personal growth has been the result of increased self-worth and confidence she found through working for volunteer organizations and becoming a leader in her community. Lauren believes she would not be the same person if she had not done work for the collective good.
As a WE Stand team member, Lauren’s ultimate goal is to be able to help youth realize the connections between self-esteem and leadership, personal growth and collective good, and to be able to help youth find their passions in life. Lauren also wants to open up herself to new experiences and take risks.
Toronto, Quito, Amsterdam, and Udaipur
Next dream stop?
“I collect mint wrappers… I probably have almost five hundred. Yikes…”