We are so excited to feature some of the amazing projects that have been created by youth as a result of working with Worldviews Project! Share one of these amazing stories with a young person, teacher, coach or youth group leader today to inspire them to create their own positive news!
Brian Cleland & Jacob Van Dyke are about to head off on an adventure of a lifetime. The two young Calgarians decided that for their first international trip they wanted to give themselves a challenge. After meeting local author, Kate McKenzie they decided to take her book, “Passport Project,” and use it to turn their trip to Iceland into an adventure.
“Passport Project is designed to help people explore their own community or another community by completing 20 challenges. Challenges include trying a different type of ethnic cuisine, visiting an art gallery and meeting someone from a different culture,” states McKenzie. The book was inspired by McKenzie’s own travels around the world and across Canada as a filmmaker documenting positive news for Worldviews Project. “By taking these challenges, people can explore and be adventurers in their own backyard.” Continue reading →
I am so excited to announce the arrival of my new book: Passport Project! The premiere edition was launched at TEDxYYC and on the CBC Eye-Opener. It has been exciting to hear about people using the book with their families, as team-building with their co-workers and on their own to explore their city!
All too often we think that we can only have an adventure if we go away to an exotic location. It is easy to feel depressed or bored when we aren’t learning or growing or meeting new people. This book was created so you could explore right in your own city and have amazing adventures and experiences that would remind you that life is awesome! There are so many exciting and inspiring people and places to see and meet. By expanding our worldviews we can break down barriers, misunderstandings and stereotypes and build bridges towards peace. I hope that by completing these challenges you will be inspired to share your positive stories. By sharing our positive stories we can combat mental health issues and become inspired to make positive change in our communities.
If you would like to purchase a copy of the book it is available for purchase at Shelf Life Books in Calgary. We will have a limited number of books available for purchase as we travel across Canada as well. If you would like to make a bulk order of the books please send us an email and we will arrange to have copies shipped to you. For educators and youth leaders please enquire by email about our classroom and school license to receive special discounts on large orders.
If you are ready to explore your city then take the Passport Project Challenge! When you complete a challenge share your best story at #WVPRocks or respond in a comment to this post. I’d love to hear the positive stories and insights that emerge. There are 20 challenges in all each designed to help you discover, learn, connect and grow. Continue reading →
Working in colaboration with my Gr.8 students we have created 16 podcasts about our journey to discover new experiences in Calgary! Come and hear the podcasts and share in our unique experiences April 11, 2013 at Alice Jamieson Girls’ Academy!
Over the last few months, I have been working tirelessly with my current Gr.8 students to create podcasts. Their mission was to go out into Calgary and expand their worldview. They had 20 tasks to complete ranging from trying a new type of ethnic cuisine to taking a new form of transportation. It was amazing to see my students tackle new experiences head on and look for ways to explore everything Calgary has to offer! Too often we fail to see the wonder and beauty that’s in our own backyard so it has been awesome to have the chance to see Calgary through a new light!
We partnered with Calgary 2012 GIGYYC and Danielle Nerman from CBC Radio to be able to create 16 podcasts! We will be sharing each of these stories this Thursday, April 11, 2013 at Alice Jamieson Girls’ Academy at 7pm. We look forward to seeing you there!
This Saturday youth can join Kate via Skype at the Calgary downtown library to learn practical skills to help them in projects they are currently undertaking, learn how to get involved in their community and meet other youth that want to make a difference! Do you know someone who would be interested? Send this poster their way.
I am so excited to announce a new partnership with the Calgary Public Library and Youth Central to offer Youth Worldviews Project! Through a series for four sessions we will be mentoring and equipping Calgary youth to get involved in their communities and develop leadership skills! Continue reading →
After many months of students madly grabbing cameras at the beginning of the day, in the middle of the day and on their way out the door we have neared the end our project. It has been similar to watching an army prepare for war, except instead of war we are preparing to fight for hope. We have geared up, tripods in hand, cameras slung over shoulders, recorders sticking out of our pockets, yelling Continue reading →