Youth Forum on Character held at UFV in Abbotsford

Event on Friday attracts approximately 250 students from 20 schools

  • Feb. 3, 2017 1:00 p.m.
Albert McMahon Elementary teacher Cyndi Anderson watches while students Jaskirat Dhindsa (left) and Arjan Grewal work on their empathy challenge action plan at the BC Schools of Character forum held at UFV on Friday.

Albert McMahon Elementary teacher Cyndi Anderson watches while students Jaskirat Dhindsa (left) and Arjan Grewal work on their empathy challenge action plan at the BC Schools of Character forum held at UFV on Friday.

by Ken Goudswaard, Abbotsford News

Students attending the fourth annual Youth Forum on Character were challenged to create action plans focusing on empathy in their schools and community.

The event was held at the Student Union Building at the University of the Fraser Valley in Abbotsford on Friday, Feb. 3. Approximately 250 students from 20 schools in Grades 4 to 12 listened to inspirational speeches from a distinguished panel before embarking on the empathy challenge.

The forum was hosted by BC Schools of Character and Character Abbotsford.

BC Schools of Character is a network of schools committed to the intentional promotion of good character. Character Abbotsford is a an independent, non-partisan, non-sectarian group of citizens committed to promoting good character for the betterment of society.