Engaging students in their community: Gabriel Bran Lopez 

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Gabriel Bran Lopez has been speaking to youth around the province sharing his own experiences at Concordia to encourage young people to get involved in public issues from international development to electoral politics. Lopez, who was born in Guatemala, served as president of the Garnet Key Society, participated in the Concordia Volunteer Abroad Program in Uganda and earned the Alumni Award for Outstanding Student Contribution in 2007.

He is talking to young people and has been raising awareness and collecting donations for Share the Warmth, a group he supports "because they use community involvement as a tool to empower youth who struggle at school in underprivileged areas of Montreal. Recently, I have focused my work on trying to find ways of reducing drop-out rates in Quebec through community involvement."

The communications graduate has more ideas that he's hoping to share as Canada's Next Great Prime Minister. To demonstrate your support for his participation in the CBC show, go to www.cbc.ca/nextprimeminister/candidates/gabrielbranlopez.html


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