Dare to Have Fun
In her last year at St. Maximilian Kolbe Catholic High School in Aurora, Ontario, Maura took on the challenging role of President of DARE – Drug and Alcohol Resistance Education, a school-based program. With the fellow members of DARE, Maura worked hard to inform the students at her school that it was possible to have fun without drugs or alcohol. They delivered educational information, but they also held events that demonstrated how to party safely – putting the lesson plan into action in a way that was fun and effective. These efforts helped to raise the level of student interest in the club.
In addition to her work with DARE, Maura was also a member of the Student Council, which works to enhance the environment of the school and create a sense of community through events such as the Spring Dance, a danceathon and a bake sale, which raised money to support a member of the school board whose illness made it difficult to cover family expenses.