Four Catholic students from Ramona Convent Secondary School have been selected to participate in the 2015 Youth Justice Forum held in Montréal, Québec from July 15-20.
The young students will join their peers from Lesotho, the United States and Canada to study immigration issues, human trafficking and the shortage of clean drinking water. The students will also volunteer with various social service organizations.
The four selected students: Helen Cabrera, Elisa Herrera, Sophia Reyes and Carolina Barbosa, will travel to Canada with Maggie Averill acting as adult leader of the group.
“We hope to create links that will propel the students beyond their normal horizons to create more engaged citizens — citizens that are very conscious of the ideals of justice and peace upheld by our community,” says Yvonne Massicotte, a coordinator of the event.
The Justice and Peace Network of the Congregation of the Sisters of the Holy Names of Jesus and Mary will be the third-time hosts of this year’s forum.
To follow the students as they complete the six-day conference, please visit the SNJM Youth Justice Forum Facebook page.