Who am I?
Born in Canada, I was always eager to make a difference in the world. From a very young age I always dared to do the impossible, get out of my comfort zone and explore. That's why I started my YouTube channel called CammyD. I shared my experiences with the world as a way to educate others about what is waiting for them on the other side of the globe.
By the time I was 15, I had visited over 45 countries and been to 6 out of the 7 continents. Throughout my travels I've shared the things I've learned from around the world and implemented them into my every day life.
I also have a passion for politics and my goal is to be able to make long lasting change in different communities. In the last year, I've joined programs and volunteered in my community in order to achieve my goal.
I'm a dedicated, hardworking, resilient, extroverted, optimistic teen and I am trying to make anywhere I am, a better place for everyone who is there. I will never lose sight of my goal and won't stop working until I achieve it.
A brief description of all Cameron’s (my) accomplishments throughout the years
Defensive player of the year- Basketball
I have played basketball for most of my life, being a part of a team is something I do well. In basketball, defence is usually overlooked, yet it's a huge part of the game. I can do a big task and when I complete it successfully, I can remain humble about it.
Being a champion isn't an individual act.Being a champion means that I have the skills of working together with my teammates to achieve a common goal. I will bring strong collaborative skills to any workplace.
Most Improved Player- Basketball
In my 2018 basketball year I was awarded "Most Improved Player." This means I have the ability to adapt and change for the better; making myself, my team and my peers stronger.
My teammates and I successfully reached the championship game in the York Region Athletic Association. This path helped enhance all of my skills to help better the team.
Honour roll HS Student
I've been an honor roll student for all of my high school career. I have strong time management and prioritizing skills, and I'm a leader in my school.
BHM Award recipient
I was recognized by the YRDSB for my hard work during, and outside of, school hours. I've taken part in several different clubs and services. I've made sure my voice was heard when talking about injustice in our society and I am a well rounded student.
Emceed at my high school's 1st birthday
I've been a part of several school events including my school's first birthday assembly. I was nominated to speak by teachers and peers.
I collaborated with members from the Giants Of Africa charity where I spoke on a youth panel that discusses concepts of humanity, how to get involved in activism and what I've done.
BSA Video event
This year I worked with members of the YRDSB to create a video that will be published this February. It will discuss and educate youth about concepts that relate to Black history, Black excellence and more!
I applied and received a spot with Kinect youth, a paid internship experience where I was able to suggest idea that would promote and support relevant issues in my own community and create a plan of action of how I can create change
By the age of 15 I've volunteer my services for several different causes. My Community, Sports, Activism and Ethnic groups in Markham.
Markham Stouffville Youth Council
An Aspiring Politician
In the future, I want to be the Prime Minister of Canada. I've been involved in the community in several different ways and I hope to make long-lasting, positive change in Canada!
Next generation Basket Ball
A Well Rounded Student Athlete
I've played basketball all of my life. I love the sport and I use it as a stress reliever and a way to stay physically active. I hope to inspire and teach my generation valuable lessons that can be taught through sports.
Yee Hong Ho Lai Oi Wan Centre 頤康中心 (Markham)
Giving back to the community
As a way to give back to the community, I volunteered to help rebuild two gardens; one for the elders and another for the community of Cornell. It took a while, but being able to give back and help the community was worth it.
Wesley Asian Markham Fair
Active in Different Ethnic Groups
Since I’ve been around the world, I’ve gained a different mindset and learned valuable lessons. I’ve brought back the lessons I’ve learned and implemented them in my everyday life. I understand the importance of culture especially within minority groups. Being able to volunteer to help keep a culture alive is something I’m proud to be apart of!
Co-Founded Youth run organization BYR Youth
Active in making positive change
6 months ago, after speaking at a BLM protest in Markham I and a friend of mine were compelled to create an organization that would help youth share their voices. We create BYR YOUTH to advocate for injustices in our own community and as a way to bring together the youth of today and work to create long lasting positive change.
What I've done to help to my help create long lasting positive change in my community
Spoke at a Markham BLM protest
On June 27th I spoke out about my black experience in Canada. I spoke about the racism and prejudice I've faced and how I've coped with it.
Co-Founded a Non-Profit Organisation
A few others teens and I co-founded BYR Youth. An organisation which helps educate community members on allyship and how to make our communities free of anti-Black Racism.
Interview with CBC news
July 2007-April 2011
I spoke with Micheal Serapio about how to fix the system racism Black people face in Canada.
MACCA Youth Kinnect group
Markham MACCA program provides youth with opportunities that help make long lasting positive change in our communities.
Spoke with directors of education
I spoke with directors of education encompassing representation of bipoc people, black history and racist language