Thursday, April 5, 2012


Hello HORIZONS Students!

I just wanted to make one last post to say CONGRATULATIONS to every single one of you that participated in the HORIZONS Blog. So many of you have put such a large amount of effort into your blogs and it has really paid off. It has been amazing learning about all your interests and achievements, volunteer and leadership experience as well as your future aspirations.

For those of you who completed all five posts, you will be receiving a certificate of completion as well as some cool MUN swag in the next little while. For those of you who completed some of the posts, you will receive a Participation certificate.

Once again, congrats to each and every one of you; I've had an awesome time being involved in this project and I hope you all have too! :)

To demonstrate how your hard work has paid off, here’s an article about this blog (Leadership in Action) that was published in The Gazette- MUN's Newspaper. Alana Loveys was even highlighted in it!

Once again, congratulations! I hope that you all have a great last few months of Grade 11 and I’m looking forward to seeing you next fall at LEAP.

-Jen :)

Thursday, February 9, 2012

Tweet It: Example

Tweet It

1. Craig Kielburger (@craigkielburger)
Craig Kielburger is the founder of "Free The Children", a non-governmental organization that serves to protect children's rights. He was inspired to make social change when he was only 12 years old after reading an article on child labor. He began to research child labor and then created an organization with his friends called "twelve-twelve year olds". Now Kielburger's 12-year old inspiration has led to what is now which is now an international organization, with 45 participatory countries. Craig is an inspiration because his work has demonstrated that when we act on our passion, beliefs and inspirations, no matter how young, we can achieve great things. Check out his twitter account at!/craigkielburger.

2. Do Something (@dosomething)
@Dosomething is a twitter account for an organization that promotes youth to follow what they're passionate about and act on it! Their website is, and it offers tons of suggestions on campaigns to run, ways to fundraise for your cause/club and ways to get people motivated for your cause. By following Do Something, I get updates on poverty facts, campaigns that are running and fun ideas to get causes off the ground. It's inspiring because it helps empowers me to act on my interests and Do Something!!/dosomething

3. The Economist (@theeconomist)
Although it might sound boring, The Economist is a great magazine that prints international news articles weekly. The reason that I follow the Economist is because although I'm sometimes too busy to read the newspaper or watch the news, I think that knowing about what's going on in the world is very important.  By Following the Economist on Twitter, I get all kinds of updates on important international stories. Check out:!/TheEconomist

"Tweet It" Questions

Hi everyone!

I’ve received a couple of questions about the “Tweet It” post, so I thought I’d do an example post to further explain. If you still have questions after reading the post above, feel free to email me (, or comment on this blog!

If you are having trouble with how to use twitter, check out these links:

1. Twitter 101:

2. What is Following?:

Hope it helps! :)

Thursday, February 2, 2012

Tweet It!

Hello Horizons students!

Another amazing job to everyone who completed the "What You're Into' post! It's great hearing about all the diffrent interests that each of you have and how significantly you contribute to each of your  activities.

The deadline for your second last post is coming up on Sunday, February 19th, and it's all about Twitter!
Here's what to do:
1. Go to
If you have an account, sign in! If you don't have an account, you'll need to make one, but it's really simple! All you need is your name, email address and a username/password.
2. Start searching!
Once you're signed in, start searching for organizations or people that interest or inspire you! You can also search for keywords such as "leadership". Try to find at least 3 people or organizations that inspire you and click "follow" on their page.
3. Write your blog post!
Once you've found your three pages, write a blog post giving the names of the person/organization, the links to their twitter pages and briefly explain why you chose these three pages.

I'm looking forward to seeing all your twitter links! Don't be afraid to get creative with this. :)
Let me know if you have any questions.

Sunday, January 15, 2012

What You're Into

Hey guys!

I hope you all had a fantastic Christmas vacation! Congratulations to everyone who has been blogging. We now have 15 awesome blogs up, and they truly look amazing and the posts really express your individual interests and points of view.

Now's the time for your second blog post. "
What You're Into
" is the title of the next post, and this is a chance for you to share your current volunteer and leadership involvement. Some questions you might want to think about when writing are:

What are you involved in? What role do you play in each activity? What do you love about each activity and what have you learned and achieved from being involved? What struggles have you had to overcome in your volunteering and your leadership activities?

Also check out the
Blog Instructions Page for more suggestions.

Again, these are guiding questions only, and creativity is encouraged if you'd like to write about something slightly different then the task suggested.

Good luck everyone! Looking forward to seeing your posts,
Jen. :)

Monday, December 19, 2011

TED Video

Hi everyone!

Just a reminder to get your TED Video posted as soon as possible!

This means going to and finding a video that you think is cool and inspiring! Once you find a video that you like, write your blog post about why you think it’s an interesting video. Also try to comment on at least 2 other videos that other Horizons participants have posted.

For those of you who have created your blog and made your first (or first two) post(s), congratulations! Everyone has done such an amazing job and the blogs really reflect your involvement, success and individuality. I have commented on everyone's first post, so make sure you check out the comments. :)

Keep up the amazing work! I can't wait to see all your TED video posts.
If you have any questions you can comment on this post or email me at


Monday, December 5, 2011


Congrats to Alana, Andrew, Brooke, Caileigh, Emily, Heather, Sabrina and Patrick for some incredible blogs and some great posts. You guys have obviously put a lot of effort into this project so far, and the blogs as well as the content are fantastic! I'll be commenting on each of them individualy in the next couple of days.

To those of you who haven't completed a blog and finished their first post, DON'T WORRY! I know you're busy, so just post it ASAP so that it doesn't get in the way of the next post that you'll be doing on Sunday, December 18th.

Keep up the amazing work! :)