I'm Jonathan, a 15-year-old Grade 10 student at William Lyon Mackenzie CI.
This year, I became involved in activism as a provincial organizer of Students Say No, the movement fighting against Doug Ford's education cuts. As a provincial organizer, I wrote guides and speeches for our organization, helped run our Instagram, spoke to hundreds of students from across Ontario, and helped run our school registration system. I had incredible opportunities such as being able to lead a protest at my school, doing interviews with media from throughout Ontario, speaking with provincial politicians, and even getting to speak in front of over 20,000 people at Queen's Park alongside the rest of the SSN provincial organizing team.
My experience as a provincial organizer made me realize how much I can accomplish by working to make my voice and the voices of other students heard. It made me realize that even though students
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