Free The Children is an international charity and educational partner that believes in a world where all children are free to achieve their fullest potential as agents of change. We work domestically through We Day and We Act to educate, engage and empower youth to become active local and global citizens. Through our holistic and sustainable development model—Adopt a Village—we work to remove barriers to education and to empower communities to break the cycle of poverty.
Free The Children is part of a family of organizations, including Me to We and We Day, that has a shared goal: to empower a generation to shift the world from ‘me’ to ‘we’—through how we act, how we give, the choices we make on what to buy and what to wear, the media we consume and the experiences with which we choose to engage.
Free The Children'at Sisler was started by History teacher Ms Petryshyn, who is also the Head Advisor. Sisler's Free The Children meets every Friday in Ms Petryshyn's room from 11:50 to 12:20. Issues related to social justice such as human rights, poverty, and hunger are addressed internationally, nationally, and locally. Free The Children has over 70 student leaders at Sisler. Five teachers including Ms Petryshyn comprise the staff advisory team. Special thanks to guest teacher Mr B Grywinski for his constant support.
Sisler Staff Contacts for Free The Children:
Head Advisor/Teacher: O. Petryshyn
Support Staff/Teacher: R. Esposito
Support Staff/Teacher: M. Esselmont
Support Staff/Teacher: A. Crawford
Support Staff/Teacher: K. Wilson