Hello, my name is Alexandria Drummond and I am the One Girl Facilitator for the Barrie Chapter. I am 22 years old and am currently completing my fourth year of my BSCN at York University. Throughout nursing I have been placed in a variety of settings and worked with individuals of all ages. I am currently completing my community placement in a high school where my role is to foster the health and well-being of the students and promote healthy behaviors as well as self-care strategies. Although nursing has given me the opportunity to work with many individuals of a variety of ages, my passion lies with the youth generation. I have seen so many girls struggle to find themselves and navigate through everyday challenges without proper guidance and a role model to look up to. I am beyond excited to be a One Girl facilitator and a role model for the girls.

Over the past five years I have worked towards making an impact in the community. Some of my accomplishments and experiences include: 2ndyear collaborative representative for the Nursing Student Association at YorkU, Nursing simulation lab facilitator at YorkU, student council representative, Ontario Educational Centre Councilor and I was honored to received the Ontario Principle’s Council award. I enjoy participating in associations, clubs and events that work towards making a positive impact for others. One Girl, is an extraordinary organization that enriches the lives of so many girls and I am truly honored to have been chosen to be a part of it.

As a One Girl facilitator, I hope to inspire the girls to live freely and take opportunities that come their way. Life is a learning lesson and as a young girl it is difficult to see the bigger picture at times. I am excited to share my experiences with the girls and help them realize how much potential they have. I hope to teach them that they can accomplish anything they set out to do. I strongly believe every girl should feel comfortable, beautiful and confident in her own skin and live life unapologetically.