Next Up BC grad 2014-15 Kaschelle Thiessen brought her two children with her to speak out for Climate Action Now! at the march this past April. Kaschelle writes of her experience:
I just wanted to thank everyone so much for letting me be the one in our recent Next Up meeting to be coached and to workshop my story before the march. It went so well, I had strangers coming up and telling me I nailed it! I went into Next Up expecting to get an amazing education and networking, I didn't know just how emotionally supported and loved I would feel as well. You all really set the stage for what ended up being such an amazing and empowering day. I appreciate you all. Both of my kids ended up deciding to stand with me!