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Join the Income Inequality Project!

Check Your Head is seeking youth participants to join our “Income Inequality Project.” Learn about local issues of poverty & income inequality, take action, and become a peer educator with Check Your Head. Through a series of fun and informative trainings, workshops, and local field trips,…

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Volunteer Stories: An Interview with Afifa Hashimi

In this post, youth blogger Scott interviews Afifa Hashimi, Check Your Head’s current blog coordinator. Afifa has been volunteering with CYH since 2015. How did you get involved in youth activism? My interest in social justice grew in my last few years of high school, when I…

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Political Activism Improves Community Life, Provincial Culture, and Canadian Society

All change comes from individual citizens through collective action. Whether an individual conscience is sparked by an event or personal experience, or groups of citizens have become or remain impacted by an event or experience, individuals and groups come together, organize, strategize, and protest for…

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Join Check Your Head as an Education Program Coordinator!

Check Your Head is looking for an exceptionally organized individual passionate about education and youth activism to join our small but mighty team! If you believe in what we do and are looking for a challenging and rewarding career in a youth-driven non-profit organization, this opportunity…

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Inclusion Project: Youth Celebration & Film Screening on Feb 17

We invite you to celebrate the end of Check Your Head’s Inclusion and Anti-racism youth project with us!  Our celebration will feature slam poetry by youth poet Lovely Ranges and the screening of our youth-made film. This will be the premiere screening of a short documentary…

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An Interview with Victoria Teo, Founder of Cering

Victoria wants to explore the world with her imaginary cat. She hopes that she can contribute to the movement of world peace while attaining the meaning of “why?” When she’s not studying (which is most of the time), she can be found singing, cooking edible…

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An Interview with Check Your Head’s Sharnelle Jenkins-Thompson

Sharnelle Jenkins-Thompson, whose passion for social justice began at the age of ten, is a board member at Check Your Head. She holds a bachelor’s degree in Social Work from the University of British Columbia.   How did you become involved in youth activism in general?…

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“Stand with Kwantlen” March in Fort Langley

Protests provide a forum for citizens from all walks of life and backgrounds to unite under a common banner for movements and causes which are important to them. This can be for their livelihoods, the environment, or their children and grandchildren. Sometimes, it can be…

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An Interview with Activist Justine Nelson

Justine Nelson is the chapter coordinator for the PIPE UP Network, and an event leader at Evergreen BC. In this blog post, youth blogger Scott discusses activism and organizing with Justine. What was your activist moment of awakening? I’m not sure if I had a specific…

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An Invitation to Stand! Join our awesome Board of Directors

Check Your Head is looking for leaders with a passion for social and environmental justice and youth education to serve on our Board of Directors! We’re actively looking to increase the range and diversity of skills, perspectives, and experiences on our board.   Specifically, we…