January 4, 2012

by Carlo Bizzarri

Let me welcome you to our new website and my first blog. I never imagined I could or would be a “blogger” but I am looking forward to writing the Ignite blog as it gives me the opportunity to be the spokesperson for a group of young adults who need and deserve to be heard. Every so often I will muse and share with you how things are at ground zero for young people on the margins of society.

Many people are not aware that some young adults in our midst are struggling in their journey to independence and self-sufficiency. The issues that hold them back surprise many of us. The role Ignite plays in the lives of these young adults is to plant seeds, cultivate growth, and harvest the potential. Ignite leads its program participants to build productive lives, to have hopes and to have dreams — essentially to belong. Although the work can be challenging, it is an honour and a privilege to be a harvester of human potential.

I look forward to conversing with you over the many months to come.


Carlo Bizzarri

Carlo Bizzarri is the Program Manager for Ignite. Since founding the organization in 1990, Carlo has continued to evolve and expand the program that has helped hundreds of at-risk young adults gain the personal strength, knowledge, and work skills needed to become full, contributing members of the community. As Carlo discovered, “To see another human being prosper and move ahead gives you a feeling that will never leave you.”


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