My name is Nicole To. I attend the top-performing high school in Victoria and everyone here is academically rigorous and curricula-driven. Students are thus exposed to a range of talents and experience a highly competitive environment. As a result of this, the student body is confined by the pressures and expectations built by their peers. As a student at this school, I have witnessed all the problems in teens which I have a passion in relieving; the key factor which this organisation stands for. I know that my school is not the only place where these issues occur. It occurs all around the world. It has been my life-long ambition to change the world and essentially the people for the better. The teens at this stage would become the leaders of the future and it is important that we all have positive, ambitious teenage years to become the wise, decisive global leaders. It is important for global teens to know that they only experience their teen years once: something I feel as though many people forget. I would like to join this team in order to gain a better insight into what I can do to change lives and make others’ teenage experience the best it can be within my community and others. Teen years are the most crucial moments in one’s life in terms of self-identity and in shaping their future pathway. Empowering teens is something that I am deeply passionate about. I am a transition leader acting as a peer mentor and am part of the Wellbeing Team in the Student Action Team - helping to relieve stress among the student body and promote health. We build a bridge between the communication of teachers and students in order to make the students’ experience at this school the best it can be. I strive to achieve the best and promote youth empowerment. Joining the TeenzTalk Team is a phenomenal experience for me - something I cherish as an opportunity to learn - and a tool for helping others. I envision uniting global teens as a way in helping each other, through outreach programs and working closely with the other representatives to enrich the experiences of all students. We thrive from one another so together, let’s make a change.