Fifteen hard working student volunteers with the CAA School Safety Patrol program will get a once in a lifetime opportunity to attend National We Day, a star-studded celebration of youth volunteerism. The children, nominated by their teachers and peers, will join tens of thousands of youth in the Nation’s Capital to listen to inspiring speakers and see performances by award-winning artists.
“We are proud to recognize our dedicated students who give countless hours to making sure their peers are safe at road crossing and on buses,” says Jeff Walker, Vice President of Public Affairs, Canadian Automobile Association (CAA).
More than 70,000 enthusiastic kids give millions of hours of their time each year as part of the CAA School Safety Patrol program to ensure their peers remain safe while travelling to and from school. The program also teaches youth about leadership.
Jennifer Botterill, three-time Olympic Gold medalist in women’s hockey, will share her story on the We Day stage about her experience as a patroller and how the program helped develop her leadership skills.
We Day is an event that recognizes and celebrates youth volunteerism. CAA is a sponsor of We Day for the second year in a row. Last year, CAA patrollers experienced an outstanding lineup of speakers and performers, such as Martin Sheen, Shawn Desman and Kardinal Offishall.