15-year old Sparrow is a passionate advocate for children and youth in care. As one of the leaders of the Windsor-Essex Children’s Aid Society Youth Advisory Committee, Sparrow works hard to raise awareness of issues pertaining to First Nations youth in care. She pushes herself to be the change she wishes to see in the world, despite the challenges and personal hardships she has faced. Once shy and withdrawn, Sparrow has blossomed into an outstanding leader and role model for First Nations, Metis and Inuit youth. She exemplifies the qualities of leadership, responsibility, discipline, perseverance and respect, and demonstrates the difference that empowered young people can make their communities. An inspiration to those around her, Sparrow is committed to learning, growing and using her voice as a proud First Nations youth.