My name is Jadyn, and I am 14 years old. I would like to talk about bullying. This subject for me has been my everything for the last 5 years. I advocate, help speak up for others, as an ambassador for several organizations in Canada and the United States. If you are ever going to be something please be a voice for someone who is scared too.
Bullying can happen in various forms attacking ALL types of people. Physically, verbally, and online encounters to just name a few. It creates headaches, stress, depression, and anxiety. It doesn’t happen to just one age.
Bullying happens in the workplace too; adults experience it as well and it’s not just kids. This is often based on appearances, genders, or race. It’s everywhere and it’s awful and we have to stop it. We are all human and smile and breathe like everyone else. We need to be heard louder when it comes to this subject. No one deserves to wake up every morning scared.
I stand up for kids who are too scared to be themselves. I am not afraid to tell any one of my peers if I see it happening. Being that voice and helping someone else feels amazing. Stopping something that is wrong feels even better.
Be brave and be that person to listen. Be there for someone going through bullying, and tell them they have a friend who’s willing to help. Be someone’s super hero.
Jadyn Rylee is an inspiring young artist who is very well known for her amazing voice and widely known for her eponymous Jadyn Rylee YouTube channel with over 300 thousand subscribers. You will see Jadyn soon on the big screen playing Sean Penn’s daughter in the feature film “Flag Day.”
Hello Spencer Readers!
Balancing the importance of an education with my love of music, can often feel like a juggling act. As an elementary student going into high school from a French Immersion School in Newmarket, Ontario, Canada, the academic expectations are high.
Beyond school, I love making people smile through music and music has given me so much to be grateful for. When someone first meets me, I may seem quiet, but when I take the stage, my passion for performing gives me the confidence I need to share my voice and moves.
In June 2018, over 630 children auditioned for the Mini Pop Kids, and I was one of the 8 chosen. Since then, being a Mini Pop Kid has been a whirlwind experience; a bi-coastal tour with over 40 shows, recording the latest new pop cover songs, recording original songs, filming music videos, and appearing on radio and television shows, such as Breakfast Television, CTV, Global Morning and ET Canada.
My inspiration to work hard and follow this dream is my uncle who passed away of heart disease at an early age. He always encouraged me to do what makes me happy, and being a Mini Pop Kid has been an amazing experience that has shown me the path I need to take to follow my uncle’s advice. I am currently trying to gain more experience in movies and theatre. My future goal is to be a Music Recording Artist.
I am currently working on writing and making my own original music. I am excited for what the future holds and hope that you may be singing along to my original song on the radio in the very near future!
“I am and have always been in the business of making people happy.”
From the time the Canadian music industry was in its infancy to the powerhouse it is today, Joey Cee has played an active role in its development. Still going strong, Joey has many exciting projects and developments on his current agenda. For those looking to pursue a career in the music business today, Joey is perceived as a mentor and musiciatrist. Over the decades Joey has been heralded as a hit-maker and talent scout, with a keen sense for discovering artists and music that is well documented. He achieved tenure as a radio station music director, a weekly music columnist for major newspapers and as a weekly host on a national radio program. He is a publisher of several major music industry magazines.
Joey Cee has been acclaimed for his work with many of the world’s greatest recording artists and was involved in a number of internationally known music projects in various capacities.
Having done it all is an understatement! Over the past 56 years, Joey has successfully tackled many areas of the music industry, and along the way, he became known as a trendsetter. The list of his accomplishments includes stints as a mobile deejay, a recording artist, songwriter, music publisher, record label owner, concert producer and promoter, record producer, music journalist, concert emcee, radio broadcaster, publicist, music writer, music consultant, music project developer, graphic artist, headline wordsmith, photographer and yes – a poet!
CHEF JAGGER GORDON
“I was happy in my own life, but I wasn’t happy with the way things were in the world, and I knew I needed to do something about it!
Our mission is to make a difference in the lives of fellow Canadians who are in need of assistance with securing nutritious food and regular balanced meals.
It’s not what the community can do for you, it’s what you can do for the community.”
Chef Jagger Gordon
Chef Jagger Gordon is the founder of Feed It Forward, based in Toronto, Canada.
His mission began in 2014 after he witnessed the copious amounts of food going to waste following a catering gig he hosted with his company. He saw a problem and knew there had to be a more efficient way of dealing with food waste.
To test his theory, Jagger decided to open a pop-up kitchen at the Trinity Bellwoods Park on Queen Street West in Toronto. Within three hours, he served over 300 free meals to the community with food that would have otherwise been destined for the landfill. Hence, his drive for feeding families became stronger.
His desire to feed those less fortunate became his vision and mission in life. Feed it Forward is a Canadian not-for-profit with two main goals: to feed Canadians that are food insecure, and to reduce food waste.
“Know Thyself. You are Divine. You are what you Believe.”
Curator of the ‘’Liberty Silver Foundation for the Performing Arts,’’ the foundation is positioned to educate, learn from, and inspire positive energy among youth.
Liberty is a singer, songwriter and multiple ‘Juno’ and ‘Grammy’ award-winning recording artist.
Liberty Silver is the first black woman to receive a Juno Award. Her ‘Grammy’ award, a collaboration, was in recognition for her performance on the single ‘Tears Are Not Enough,’ together with some of Canada’s most celebrated artists, including Gordon Lightfoot, Ann Murray, Burton Cummings, Brian Adams, Neil Young and others. The funds generated from the group endeavour were dedicated to relieving the famine in Ethiopia.