Over the past year – our students have worked closely with mentors from The Diana Award to develop their personal self, skills and employability through a series of unique sessions and experiences. The mentoring relationship has resulted in our students being picked to front an exciting nationwide campaign for the Diana Award – “Don’t Be Afraid to Be Seen_”
Motivated by their personal experiences and discussions in their Mentoring session about the Black Lives Matter Movement and negative portrayals of young people in the media, two mentees from Global Academy came up with a plan. With the support of their peers, mentors, and The Diana Award staff, they worked to transform their plan into this fully-fledged campaign. The movement aims to change the narrative and show that young people are proud, powerful and proactive.
As part of National Mentoring Week 2021 (25th – 29th October) – the Diana Award will be launching the Don’t Be Afraid to Be Seen_ campaign via a series of Zoom workshops and a plethora of online resources for schools and youth groups. The Diana Award team are providing young people with an opportunity to show the world their fullest selves! The Don’t Be Afraid to Be Seen Campaign was created by Global Academy students who want to demonstrate their pride in themselves and their community, use their platform to speak out against injustice, and encourage other young people to do the same.
Find out more, get involved and check out the resources on The Diana Award site by clicking HERE
Take a look at the launch video below featuring current Year 12 students – Elyse Shaw, Chaniya Mahon and Bria-Rae Housen: