Youth Parliament of Manitoba established the Alumni Achievement Award (AAA) in 2003. The purpose of the AAA is to recognize the outstanding achievements of former members, and to demonstrate to current members how their participation at YPM events can prepare them for their future careers.
The Board of Directors is excited to announce Michael Champagne as this year’s recipient of the award.
A life-long North Ender, Michael Champagne is founder of AYO! Aboriginal Youth Opportunities, a youth movement that has been breaking stereotypes and creating opportunities since 2010. Michael enjoys writing on a variety of blogs, hosting educational and promotional videos and sharing stories, events and perspectives of inner city resident’s weekly on Inner City Voices (CKUW). He is also a community organizer and public speaker who has traveled across Canada sharing teachings, acronyms and strategies with youth leaders and educators.
Michael attended Youth Parliament of Manitoba at the 84th Winter Session as a backbencher. His efforts to be a positive role model to the Aboriginal youth community as well as youth from all walks of life embody many of the principles and values held by the Youth Parliament of Manitoba. We congratulate Michael on his success and look forward to the positive changes he continues to inspire within our community.