Conestoga Students Inc. leadership ambassadors appeared in their underwear last week, not because it was their birthday, nor because they were participating in the naked mile, but because they care. The student leaders stripped down to their undies for the “No Pants Dance” video, which began airing on CSI TV Feb. 3, to bring attention to youth homelessness in the community.
Teaming up with Teens for Jeans Canada, the CSI leadership ambassadors undressed nearly to bare bottoms to promote the CSI Jean Drive for Homeless Youth, as jeans are the most requested item by this group. Even Cliffy the Condor, Conestoga College’s mascot, was seen almost “tail-naked” in the risqué video.
As part of the campaign, the public and Conestoga College students are invited to donate their jeans at any CSI Service Hub on the Doon, Cambridge, Waterloo, Guelph and Ingersoll campuses until Friday, February 14.
For Conestoga students, each pair of jeans they donate gives them a chance to win a $100 Visa card.
While the CSI leadership ambassadors had fun doing the video, they realize that youth homelessness is an unfortunate reality, hidden to most. In Canada about 65,000 young people, ages 16-24, are homeless on any given night.
“The CSI leadership ambassadors have been brainstorming community initiatives since the fall,” said Lisa Steele, CSI leadership development co-ordinator, “and we feel as a group that Teens for Jeans captures what our program truly represents, serving our college and community in a positive and proactive way.”
For more information on the CSI Jean Drive, contact Lisa Steele at firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information on Teens for Jeans Canada, visit www.dosomethingca.org/teensforjeans.