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Nancy Barajas: 5 Days for the Homeless

March 7, 2016 — 
5 Days Nancy Barajas


Have you ever complained about the cold? Hunger?

What if every day you woke up like this?

Hi, my name is Nancy Barajas and I wish to help youth at risk no longer have to wake up to these thoughts. I am a senior student at the Asper School of Business majoring in Supply Chain and International Business who wants to create a positive change in the community. I have been involved in several programs at school and the community like Student Leadership Development programs, Student Refugee Support Program (WUSC), Siloam Mission and a social enterprise for El Salvador named “UMangoes” though Student Life. I aspire to one day be in a position where I am able to create more inclusive spaces and develop employment and training opportunities for youth.

I am very honoured and humbled to be a sleeper this year and help raise awareness about youth homelessness in our community. Through my participation in this campaign, I hope to help break stigmas and stereotypes regarding homelessness by opening a space for dialogue and understanding, and to motivate fellow students to get involved in the community. This is a chance to work together towards creating new opportunities and empowering youth. If everybody lends a hand, we could create plenty of opportunities for years to come.

Please take a minute to stop by and support such a great cause!


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