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Deadline for John Gerretsen Youth Leadership Award is April 28
Applications are now being accepted for the John Gerretsen Youth Leadership Award. This bursary aims to support young leaders as they strive to develop their potential: to understand their strengths, weaknesses, and leadership style; to set worthy personal goals; and to develop the confidence, resilience, motivation, and skills to bring these goals to fruition. Limestone DSB students have until April 28, 2017 to submit their applications to the Office of the Director of Education - Debra Rantz, or by email to Wynando Moore, Executive Assistant to the Director.

This $2,000 bursary will be awarded annually to high school students who demonstrates leadership in his/her school and community through such traits and activities as collaborating with others to achieve a worthy goal, solve a problem or facilitate change; leading, advocating and supporting others; being an accepting and inclusive role model; communicating effectively with others; and by demonstrating commitment, character, compassion and courage.

John Gerretsen devoted his career to enabling positive change, and to advocating for citizens, young and old, throughout our community and province. Mr. Gerretsen was a member of Provincial Parliament, and Mayor and City Councillor for the City of Kingston. In recognition of his long time commitment and stellar service to Kingston and the Islands, and on the occassion of his retirement as an MPP, the John Gerretsen Youth Leadership Award was established by the Community Foundation for Kingston & Area to support the leadership development of students in Grades 9–12.


Successful applicants will be notified by May 19, 2017. Decisions regarding the awards will be made by a committee of senior representatives of School Boards, Queen’s University, St. Lawrence College and Community Foundation of Kingston & Area.

Interested Limestone students may also find additional information and application forms in their school guidance departments.


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