A leader and true inspiration for First Nation communities.
Not all leaders wear letters
Due to the fact that Carey Price is one of the most accomplished First Nations athlete, he is a huge role model and icon for aboriginal youth. He is heavily involved with First Nation communities and is always looking out for his people. Price takes on the responsibility of giving back to communities just like his and encouraging them to take every opportunity they are given and making the most out of it. Price is an FNMI ambassador and proud supporter of the Breakfast Club of Canada, an organization that empowers and engages participants in being active leaders in the community, and providing food to children and teenagers. Carey Price is an inspiration and spokesperson for First Nations youth and children just like him who dream about making it to the NHL. He has given hope to many individuals who believe if Carey can do it, then so can they.
Actions that prove his leadership
Carey Price: Mandela's 8 Lessons of Leadership
Price had dreams about playing hockey but it was said that 'children like him' probably wouldn't have the opportunity to. It was improbable that he would ever make it to the big league and although many children feared the future, Carey wasn't discouraged. When he's on ice and is facing a tense game, he stays calm and shows a focused side although he may be feeling stressed and even scared over the possible outcome. Every human has fears but when you are a big role model, you have to seem calm and collected to inspire people. The First Nations youth would think that if Price was that brave and determined in a playoff game for instance, then they can be courageous too when facing their own challenges.
Lead from the front - but don't leave your base behind
When being a leader you need your support group to constantly have your back. Price is a spokesperson for FNMI youth and he has done a lot to encourage and inspire them. There is no doubt that he is heavily supported from these people as they take pride in wearing his jersey and cheering him on during games. Although Carey moved away from his childhood community, his name is proudly placed under the sign of Anahim Lake. While Price leads and raises awareness, his supporters stick by his side.
Lead from the back and let others believe they are in front
As a leader one has to motivate and inspire others. By being an active supporter and FNMI ambassador for the Breakfast Club of Canada, Price has encouraged children and teenagers to take action and show pride for their heritage. He has inspired them to never be discouraged and to take every opportunity that is given to them. He has given them the confidence to become leaders in their own communities and to chase out their dreams. Also by dedicating his Vezina Trophy to these children, he gave them hope and let them believe that they are in charge of their future and that anyone can be successful.
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