One of the greatest things we can do in life is give-back to others, a lesson to which 10-year-old Lea Shoub is well acquainted.
After being assigned a school project that required her to choose a charity that touched her heart, Lea was immediately drawn to the vulnerable kids served by the Children’s Aid Foundation. “My mom showed me Children’s Aid Foundation and I knew right away that this was an amazing charity,” she says. Creating a class presentation that helped her then-fourth grade classmates learn more about kids in Canada’s child welfare system and the unique challenges they face, Lea worked hard to emphasize the importance of not taking things for granted.
“It’s important to support young people in the child welfare system because they don’t have anyone else to help them,” adds Lea. “They should be treated with an equal amount of respect as every other child in Canada.”
With future goals of attending university and becoming an actress, Lea also plans to remain active in her support of charities that give-back to her community. She strives to ensure that young people living in Canada’s child welfare system know that other kids, like herself, “care about them and know that they have a great a future ahead of them.”