Shannon Delyea | Sep 21, 2016

On September 12, North Addington Education Centre had the honour to hear motivational speaker, Nick Foley, of Move for Inclusion (MFI), who spoke about his experiences and taught NAEC many valuable lessons. MFI is an organization that promotes inclusion of others and acceptance. MFI started in 2012, four days after Nick’s daughter was born. The students at NAEC listened to Nick and gained an insight of how important it is to include others and accept them for who they are. Recently, Nick went across Canada (Victoria, B.C to St. John’s, N.F) on a bicycle to raise awareness and promote physical activity. He emphasized that it is important to be a good person not just for others but for yourself.

Students at NAEC said that Nick Foley was an inspiration for them to get active and to accept people for who they are. Emma Grand, a Grade 12 student stated, “Nick’s presentation was very inspiring and really helped me learn to accept people.”

Tyson Johnson in Grade 9 said, “Nick Foley’s life lessons were inspirational. I really liked the bullying awareness stories.”

Nick wanted to leave NAEC with a very important message, “Celebrate acceptance without bias, and be inclusive to everyone.”

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