034 Bootcamps for Change Founder Katie Heggtveit is Changing the Way We View Street Youth with Her Organization
Bootcamps for Change Founder Katie Heggtveit is Changing the Way We View Street Youth
Katie Heggtveit is the youngest visionary we've featured on the show!
She also might be the busiest, most driven woman you've EVER listened to on a podcast. Prepare to be inspired!
Katie runs her Toronto-based charity, Bootcamps for Change, while studying at Ryerson University full time. Bootcamps for Change was born after nutrition and fitness saved her life at the age of 13.
As an empathetic, lifelong volunteer with vulnerable populations, she began to develop strategies to directly address health inequities and employment gaps in her community. Katie is determined to change how the population views street youth by removing accessibility barriers to employment education, life skills as well as fitness and nutrition programs to close the loop.
Some of the topics that we cover in today’s episode include:
The importance of volunteering and making it a priority in your life, no matter what age
The real definition of failure should simply be: when you don’t start something that's important to you
You’re never too young to begin building your passion project
Katie shared that building community and connections were some of the first steps towards building Bootcamps for Change
We all have the power to change other people’s lives in a big way
If you don’t know where to begin-- looks to others! What are they doing? How can you modify or improve it?
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