Outside of my world of PR, I’ve had the pleasure of volunteering with a great organization that is dedicated with introducing the arts to young people in the city of Toronto. The Eritrean Youth Collective, (EYC), is a youth led initiative that showcases events that brings art to young people. During the weekend of September 15th, 2012 I got to participate in their first conference – Get Yours. They had various workshops held that day with topics that ranged from branding, managing your money to defining your own idea of success. The culmination of the day was a Q&A period with NYC based choreographer Luam Keflezgy. I was beyond flattered that the EYC team asked me to host the Q&A session with Luam. She was a delight to interview and shared inspirational stories that everyone in the room could relate to – from her determination to finish her BA, the motivation to fulfill her dream and interweaving her own culture into her art. Truly an uplifting conference. Looking forward to this conference becoming an annual event.