Anthony Elijah Brown
Anthony “Elijah” Brown is a student at Wexford Collegiate School for The Arts who has a passion for serving others, because he believes that it is his purpose in life. As a member of the Youth Advisory Group (YAG) at the McGregor Park Library, a leader in the Youth Empowerment Program at his church, a Level 2 at the Tim Horton’s Leadership Camp leader, a math tutor for grade 7 and 8 students at Wexford Public School, in addition to just receiving a Certificate to tutor from License to Learn, a company that works with the Toronto District School Board, Anthony is constantly giving back to the community.
He is very active in the DAREarts program, which has developed his leadership skills, by assisting teachers and being a mentor to the younger children in the program. On April 25, 2012, DAREarts awarded Anthony for the work he has been doing in schools and his communy, by presenting him with a DAREarts Leadership Award, which was then documented in an article written by Ron Fanfair in Canada’s largest ethnic newspaper, Share. Anthony along with six other recipients
and DAREarts were acknowledged by the Prime Minister Rt. Hon. Stephen Harper, P.C., M.P. and Premier Dalton McGuinty.
Anthony is a very artistic individual that loves to pursue outlets for creative writing and self-expression. He had his first poem published in a book call Reflection Poems written by young Canadians, while attending Military Trail Public School. Currently he is involved in the spoken word, poetry and reading club at Wexford Collegiate and aims to share these art experiences with his peers through discussion and performance.
With all his accomplishments, Anthony does not compromise with wrong, even if everyone else does. He is encouraged to set an example for other youth who thinks that they are without hope, and to make a difference in the world.