Sydney Komanac, a grade nine student in Ms. Semler's English class at Vincent Massey High School has been participating in a social movement under the group Young Global Citizens. Young Global Citizens is student led; teacher assisted group working together to achieve the United Nations 17 sustainable development goals.
Season 1 entailed students in 500 different schools in 12 countries across the globe were able to connect through a series of interviews. A few of the individuals interviewed were comedian Lewis Black, actor Liev Shreiber, composer Eric Whitacre, Indigenous author, and counsellor Monique Gray Smith, and UN Canadian Ambassador Robert Rae.
Sydney submitted a sketch of Lewis Black to Young Global Citizens for their upcoming book. The book's proceeds will be going towards Indigenous communities without clean water access. Sydney's sketch will also be gifted to Lewis Black. Congratulations Sydney on your accomplishments and your contributions to such an important cause!