Hello! My name is Holly Simone and I am a recent graduate from the Native Child and Family Service program at Confederation College in Thunder Bay. I have also been a part of the Stand Up campaign, a campaign that fights racism in our community. I grew up in Toronto for most of my life and moved to Thunder Bay for school. I quickly learned that the youth of Thunder Bay needed to be empowered, and I was going to somehow do it. Working in this research project has allowed me to do that. I work with youth in my community on topics most of us don't want to cover, this teaches and empowers the youth to become leaders in our community.