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Damon Robinson running for school board

Damon Robinson
Damon Robinson is running to be a trustee on the School District 57 Board of Education.
 
Robinson works at the College of New Caledonia Students Union and has been an advocate for post-secondary students since 2018.  He is also a current member of the StrongerBC Young Leaders Council, a government initiative taking youth leaders from across British Columbia to represent the voice of the youth.
 
“As a young candidate for these municipal elections, I am proud to say that my track record shows that I am willing to do what is right on behalf of students,” he said.
 
His platform is as follows:

Build Confident Leaders from our Students
It is known that our school system doesn’t work for everyone, so taking the approach of creating an environment for as many as possible to succeed is crucial. Everyone has a role to play, so embracing that and acknowledging that not everybody has the same skillsets is crucial. This is especially true for the students who are most vulnerable. After the past two years of uncertainty, we have to recognize how much work we have left to build up our youth to ensure their pathway to success in this world.
 
Understanding That Change May Be Necessary
As an advocate for post-secondary students, I have a plethora of experience in lobbying to MLA’s about improvements and needs for Post-Secondary institutions. I have gone down personally to Victoria to have conversations and ask hard hitting questions to our elected leaders and have shown that I am not afraid to seek for opportunities. Not everything has to change, but we shouldn’t be afraid to look at new ideas and ways of doing things. We should be pushing our government to give us the ability to build a strong education system in School District 57 by advocating for more funding in an area that has decimated and left behind in the Government’s for years.
 
Giving the Students’ Perspective
I have had the privilege over the last six years to work closely with graduates from School District 57 in my time at the College of New Caledonia, as well as K-12 Students across the province as a member of the StrongerBC Young Leaders Council. I feel that it is necessary to have diverse group perspectives in the group of School Trustees, and I feel that I can play a very special role in doing that. How can we possibly do what’s best for our students in School District 57 without having the what it’s like to be in the system that we have? 
 
There are 13 candidates vying for one of five Prince George positions on the board. Voters go to the polls October 15.

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