Sometimes we can’t control life’s events – but we can control how we react to life’s challenges. Developing positive life skills as a mind set starts with gratitude.   The “I Can Hero '' campaign is an empowerment vehicle of positivity.  Leading the way of this iCAN HERO positivity program The Legend’s N Hero’s broadcast, hosted by celebrity host and philanthropist Spider Jones, of the Spiders Web youth empowerment centers and a number .  Spider encourages our community youth to engage online and share their thanks for those who are heroes to them. Spider shares inspirational stories with inspirational guests.  Focussing on gratitude and recognition of local heros from all walks of life, single mothers, local coaches, inspired musicians and especially our essential workers.   

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It's important that our leaders be vocal in their support of our local community heroes as it is equally important we involve our youth in creating a more positive narrative.  Assisting with a positive initiative and witnessing the results is empowering and inspiring.  iCan Hero volunteer hours consist of assisting in the quardnation, scheduling, and filming of local municipal councillors and other community leaders sharing supportive and inspirational messages.  Students will contribute by learning how to  create a professional public service commercial. This message of gratitude to our essential workers will come from themselves, from the leaders within their own school, and other appropriate inspiring community leaders.   This “iCAN HERO - Thank you essential workers' ' campaign is also an opportunity to encourage optimistic dialogue with inspired positive leadership, creating a collage of empowerment messages from community members.  

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When inspired and motivated by positivity, moving with a mindset of appreciation is when good things happen. - The “iCAN HERO Attitude” brings a willingness to communicate on a personal level, to listen and learn from one another, breaking down barriers and borders of misunderstanding. The iCAN HERO mindset allows students to engage personally with community councillors/leaders and share a dialogue, this is an opportunity to learn from one another. Students learn about the real life personal challenge of public positions/office and our councillor/leaders get a personal insight into the minds of our youth, the leaders of tomorrow.   Often and especially during the Covid crisis our community council representatives have been thrown to the wolves by some members of our community, some deservedly but most community councillors have little to no control over policy and procedure with Covid, yet there's a lot of reteriect directed at them personally with little opportunity to respectfully respond.  It's important that students have an opportunity to meet the persons behind the politics - personal engagements and an open mind do not always result in mutual understanding but it does create respect.  The iCAN HERO Team pushes the narrative of mutual understanding, gratitude and respect.

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Via the “iCan Hero - Say Thank You”  campaign students will receive training and support on how to plan, step and execute a professional style interview.  Learn how to conduct both an in person interview as well as how to set up and record a remote interview.  Students will learn how to use a greenscreen, the essentials of proper angles, spacing and lighting, audio etc.  Essential software components, Apps and remote support will be provided to ensure students are able to create quality content. Creating quality content is a highly sought after skill, each community will have ongoing requirements for interviews and storytelling of new iCAN HERO community  projects, our iCAN HERO team continue to promote winners & prizes of the Community Charity Cup, awards and celebrations.

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