Alessandro Casbarro is 15 years old and is a Father Bressani CHS Student. In December of 2018 he co-founded the Vaughan Youth Food Drive which raised 16,000 pounds of food for the Vaughan Food Bank. That initiative led him to receive a 2018 Vaughan Volunteer Recognition Award. Caritas School of Life Mental Health and Addictions Centre is near and dear to Alessandro’s heart. Through their Ride and Walk Fundraiser he has raised $15,000 to support their cause. He was recognized For Outstanding Community Work with a 2018 Newman Initiative Award. This year, Alessandro has co-founded Bridges of Love, a charity that helps families in need across the GTA. Throughout the Coronavirus pandemic Alessandro has volunteered his time with Pasta It Forward a new initiative that helps deliver meals to those in need during this difficult time. He also donated 2000 surgical masks to Long-Term Care Homes in Vaughan to help support front-line workers. Alessandro has committed through his role as Student Trustee to enhance and build strong Mental Health strategies for students and staff. He is an all around community leader and looks forward to serving his school and all schools across the YCDSB.