Our Team

The Youth Team

Niel

My name is Niel Lucas Juslin, I am 16 years old, I was born in Florida but my ethnicity is Haitian, i grew up in Florida but then moved to Edmonton and now I am currently in Ottawa. Right now I am in grade 11 and  want to pursue my dreams at the University of Ottawa. For right now I hope my future career to be a Information Technology manager or Occupational therapist, thirteen will help advance my communication skills and be more active with the world, better my experience with product knowledge and exploring more into Thirteen’s social enterprise. My favourite spice is Pili Pili because it just brings out the hot flavor in recipes. This business is my responsibility. 

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Soleil 

Bonjour, Je m'appelle Soleil, Je suis un youth mentor dans le programme Thirteen social entreprise. Je commence le programme en 2017 et je suis revenue en 2020 en tant qu’une mentor des jeunes. Ce programme m’as beaucoup aidé à m'épanouir sur le business, comment parler avec les clients, comment gérer son argent et à apprendre sur le leadership. This business is my responsibility.

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Taika

My name is Taika, I’M 16 years old. I was born and raised in Haiti but me and my family moved to Canada when I was 7 years old. The reason why I joined thirteen was because I wanted to get some work experience. Especially since this is my first job. Also I wanna learn more about managing a business. And lawyering customers into my business. This business is my responsibility.
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Victoria

My name is Victoria and I’m 15 years old. I was born in Montreal. I want to work atb 13 because to gain more marketing experience and to be more involved with the community. In the future I want to be a flight attendant. This business is my responsibility.

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Israel

My name is Israel. I’m 17 years old and I am from Congo. I am in 11 grade. I really like playing basketball, working and cooking. I am someone who has the ability to interact with any people and that’s one of the biggest reasons that I joined this team. Basically, I’ve been playing basketball for 6 years and I hope that I can reach the highest level I can. This business is my responsibility.

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Koffi

My name is Koffi and I am 16 years old. I was born in Burundi but my origin is Congolese. I am in grade 10. I like playing soccer. I speak four languages. My favorite food is rice. I joined Thirteen because I like to get into business. I want to meet new people.This business is my responsibility. When I grow up I want to be a mechanic. This business is my responsibility.

 
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Sandrine

Hello, my name is Sandrine but my friends and family call me Sandra. I was born in Rwanda but my origin is Congolese. During my free time, I like to listen to music. I’m a high school student, I go to LCI. I want to go to college after high school. I love meeting new people and learning new things. I would like to work in a Bank in the future. Some of the reasons why I joined thirteen are to gain work experience, meet  new people and work together. This business is my responsibility.

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Kessy 

My name is Kessy and I am 18 years old. I come from Burundi and I go to Franco-Ouest , I am in grade 12. I like to play basketball and listen to music a lot. In the future, I want to be in I.T because I want to improve my skills in working with groups of people and to learn new things. This business is my responsibility.

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Keynes 

My name is Keynes Boisy Murika, I’m 17 years old and I go to Franco-ouest in 12th grade. As a teenager my goal is to be happy and make money and help other people to be happy and make money. I joined Thirteen social enterprise because it is a great opportunity for me to learn some business management and marketing skills that could help me to reach my goal. This business is my responsibility.

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Iman

My name is Iman Louré. I am 15 years old and I am in grade 10. I grew up in Ottawa but i was born in Burkina-Faso. I've always loved justice and fought for what is right, that is why I would love to be a judge. I am passionate about law, food and sports. I joined thirteen because it is a great opportunity to meet new people, improve my business experience and gain new skills. This business is my responsibility.

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Gracien 

My name is Gracien, I am 18 years old, I was born in Congo and I grew up in Canada Quebec for 8 years. I am in grade 12. I speak 4 languages.My favorite food is spaghetti,rice and banana plantains. I am an active person who likes to move .To keep in shape ,I like to play sports like soccer and basketball and soccer. In five years I will see myself in the field of architecture, because I love math and I have great artistic competence. The reason why I joined thirteen is because I like working in a group. This business is my responsibility.

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Samiatou

Hiiii I am Sami, I am a funny, intelligent and sociable person. I am not afraid to venture into new experiences because I love to discover. I am active and extroverted. I am dynamic. I have many interests, such as cooking, music, dance, painting and travel. I also have a passion for sports (tennis, swimming and running.) I LOVE HAPPINESS.This business is my responsibility.

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Sumaya 

Hello, My name is Sumaya and you can call me Sumi. I am a patient, social girl, and I was born in Kenya- Nairobi. I’m in grade 11. In the future I would like to become a designer and also a business woman. I am passionate about innovation and coming up with new ideas. I joined Thirteen because I wanted to work and make money. I come from a family of eight people and I am the third child of my parents. I speak three languages, Swahili, Somali, and English. I would like to learn more new languages. I always like to meet new people and respect them. This business is my responsibility. 



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