Many studies have shown that young girls can lose a lot of confidence as they go through their teen years. Because of this, we need to find ways to help girls see what their future could look like and inspire them to believe 'Yes I Can'.
About 'Yes I Can'
Student, Community Developer, Volunteer, Leader
In recognition of the 10th anniversary of the International Day of the Girl, the Nellie McClung Foundation is launching a video series called “Yes I Can” featuring the stories of five dynamic young women aged 16-25.
The series launches, with stories released online weekly featuring the following young women:
Pharmacy Student, Music Manager, Leader
“Many studies have shown that young girls can lose a lot of confidence as they go through their teen years. Because of this, we need to find ways to help girls see what their future could look like,” said Dana Driedger, Executive Director, the Nellie McClung Foundation. “All too often, we feature mature women’s success. With this campaign, we want to show girls that success isn’t something that has to come later in life. These young women are already doing amazing things from right here in Manitoba.”
The Nellie McClung Foundation’s mission is to empower women and girls to become leaders in Manitoba.
“We hope these stories will be shared in schools, youth and community groups, and at home so that young girls can see themselves in these stories and start to think about their futures with confidence,” said Driedger.
The Nellie McClung Foundation would like to thank Mindscape Studios for supporting this project.
Marissa Magsino is a grade 11 student at St. Mary’s Academy in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada.
Marissa has been participating in science fairs for the past 5 years. She enjoys the challenge of developing a new research project every year, or in this case, building upon her research from previous years. It is exciting for her to compete every year because she enjoys sharing the results of her project to various groups, mentors and judges and finding new innovative