This past year I became a board member for CHAT to the Future Canada. What began as just a consultation for a website review and remake, ended up in a more substantive commitment to an inspiring Saint John based organization. After several coffee’s and conversations with the organizations founder Adam McKim, I realized how much this organization aligned with my own passion for education, philanthropy, and entrepreneurship. As a technology teacher at Hampton High School last year, I saw first hand the impact this organization can have on students in North America… and in Uganda.
2014 was an amazing year for CHAT, as it saw funding from the Ministry of Post Secondary Education Trades and Labour. This enabled CHAT to hire a full time staff member to be an entrepreneurship mentor to work with teachers and students across the province. The primary goal of this position was to teach students how to create their own startups. A portion of the money raised would then go directly towards funding the schooling and housing needs for the 17 orphaned children in Uganda that CHAT supports. There are so many benefits that this organization brings to the schools and students here in North America, as well as in Uganda;
it is truly humbling to be a part of it.
So what is in store for 2015? I urge you to watch the video in this post to find out more about our newest partnership with Pierre Martell and Jess Boudreau from Martell Homes. Additionally, a huge thank you to Hemmings House for shooting and editing this amazing video.