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Monday, February 1 • 13:00 - 13:45
Status Quo to Social Impact | Du statu quo à une incidence sociale

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So often young people put a limitation on their capability to make a change in society due to their age. They think that they are just one person, and their actions will not matter in the grand scheme of things. Dillon exemplifies the fact that this theory is absolutely false as he started a national movement when he was 17 years old!

A lot of students leave school unfulfilled and confused about want to do when they’re older. They put up "fronts" to impress their peers and end up leaving school having no idea who they truly are. Dillon breaks down these barriers, and relates to what they are going through.

Les jeunes sous-estiment souvent leur capacité à changer la société en raison de leur âge. Ils pensent que leurs actions prises isolément n’auront aucune importance dans le grand ordre des choses. L’histoire de Dillon démontre bien que cette théorie est absolument fausse puisqu’il a lancé un mouvement national à 17 ans!

Beaucoup d’étudiants quittent l’école insatisfaits et perplexes par rapport à leur avenir professionnel. Ils ont créé une « façade » pour impressionner leurs pairs et finissent par quitter l’école sans réellement se connaître. Dillon contribue à éliminer ces obstacles et comprend ce que ces jeunes vivent.

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Dillon Mendes

Co-Founder | Cofondateur, PickWaste
When Dillon Mendes was in high school, he consistently followed the status quo. Once he was able to step outside of his box and just be himself, his life changed rapidly. At the young age of 17, he co-founded the social enterprise PickWaste. The venture had a huge impact on the environment... Read More →


Monday February 1, 2021 13:00 - 13:45 EST