Hope for Humanity is a non-profit, student-led organization focused on raising awareness and money for humanitarian issues. It was founded in 2018 by two high school students in Toronto, Amy Li and Lauren Koek. With an interest in science and the drive to make a difference, they decided to start by raising awareness and money for neuroblastoma research for SickKids Foundation. While they encountered many obstacles in their journey, they never gave up. They are also proud founders of Future Lawyers, another non-profit student-led organization dedicated to inspiring, empowering, and educating students interested in law on all that they need and want to know. If you would like to find out more about Future Lawyers, check out their website at www.futurelawyers.ca.
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Amy Li is a student currently enrolled in the IB program at Alexander Mackenzie High School. She is the Co-President of Future Lawyers, has a keen interest in science, participates yearly in HOSA, and is a competitive figure skater. Through Future Lawyers, Amy has had the experience to work with a passionate group of individuals to plan a conference for students with an interest in law. It has always been a passion of Amy’s to strive to make a positive change in the world no matter how big or small. She hopes that with Hope for Humanity, she can leave a positive impact and help those in need. In her spare time, Amy volunteers, plays basketball, and learns different languages. She looks forward to working with Lauren in making a difference by fundraising and raising awareness for humanitarian issues.
Lauren Koek is a student in the IB program at Alexander Mackenzie High School. She is the Co-President of Future Lawyers, participates yearly in HOSA and DECA and has an interest in the medical field. Just this summer, she interned in a lab in the department of Microbiology and Immunology, at the National University of Singapore, where she worked with DNA of S. cerevisiae and E. Coli. Lauren is passionate about making a positive change in the world and believes that through this organization, she will be able to fundraise and raise awareness about the humanitarian issues present in today’s society. In her spare time, she enjoys rock climbing with her sister and volunteers at a senior’s home. She looks forward to working with Amy in bringing everyone together and making the world a better place.