Actively involved in the Windsor-Essex community through her various volunteer positions and as an executive member of the Together We Flourish’s community garden, Amy tries her best to assist in community development and advocacy. Her activism is motivated by the sense of community experienced when working towards positive change with others. She also finds motivation in the sense of accomplishment when an organization or group she assists achieves a goal. Amy is proud to be a youth researcher for the Tikkun Project. She sees her involvement as a valuable way to gain experience and skills with research, as well as to learn more about the differing opinions that youth have on advocacy and activism. Amy is eager to address the high levels of poverty and unemployment in her community, which has significant consequences on mental health. Amy views these issues as interconnected and believes they create barriers for individuals and groups, which prevent them from reaching their full potential.