On return from Yorkton Saskatchewan, Scott Ward and Kigen Martin are feeling very greatful to have been able to put on a fun filled show for the local youth. Wonder was felt and smiles were shown as the performers shared their talents and passions on the stage. Scott and Kigen hope that their performance motivates and inspires the youth to follow their passions and pursue their dreams. Every individual has the potential to achieve anything they set their mind too, this is an underlying message that Scott and Kigen strive to convey. It is an absolute honour for the performers to be able to step into the lives of these extremely talented youth. They hope that they are able to create a fire in the hearts of many to become the people that they want to be. Keep dreaming and never give up.
On August 30th, Going M.I.L.E.S. headed out to Wawa Ontario to motivate their youth and share some wonder. After two full days of the drug and alcohol awareness workshop, the community was brought together to enjoy a stage show containing hypnotism, magic, music, and wonder. That evening Going M.I.L.E.S. leaders Dakota House, Scott Ward, and Kigen Martin hit the stage, spreading the message that no matter who you are or where you live any dream is achievable. Day three of the workshop rapped up this action packed, fun filled seminar. After saying some rather sad goodbyes the Going M.I.L.E.S. stars flew out of Ontario, and onto their next workshop. “Spreading the magic of youth is a powerful tool,” says magician Kigen Martin “it’s a real honour to be able to visit these communities and connect with all of their youth on a personal level.” Going M.I.L.E.S. strives to empower youth worldwide to chase down every dream, and to always motivate, inspire, lead, empower and succeed.
According to Wikipedia, Youth empowerment is a process where children and young people are encouraged to take charge of their lives. They do this by addressing their situation and then take action in order to improve their access to resources and transform their consciousness through their beliefs, values, and attitudes.
Going MILES have been to a lot of first nation communities, presenting in front of different youth groups all around Canada.
Our group consists of different artists. We have comedy hypnotist, motivational speakers, hip hop artists, magician, illusionist, native comedian, athlete, and recording artist. We use talents to bring entertainment and empowerment to our future generations.
To empower youth is to:
- Include them in decision-making processes
- Understand and implement their honest opinions and ideas
- Be willing to share your adult power and privilege in order to make the community a better place for both young people and adults alike
- Honor their voice
- Spent quality time to the future leaders