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Part of the mission of the McKenna Centre is to empower prospective student leaders by assisting them in the development of projects and ideas.

In addition to targeted funding through specific grants and initiatives, we are also always happy to receive fully formulated proposals and even brief pitches from you. If you are toying with the idea of developing an idea or project with a leadership component, then get into contact with us.

We are happy to chat with you about your plans, and we would be glad to assist you in preparing a proposal. We offer financial support, advice, and resources to help you get your project off the ground, and we will help you spread the word about your work and provide you with opportunities to present your ideas to a wider audience. The McKenna Advisory Board will review submissions on a rolling basis and allocate funding to the most promising and exciting proposals.

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Below, you will see a growing archive of student leadership projects that we have proudly supported. Not only will you find here some wonderful work by students that have come up with ways to make a positive contribution to the Xaverian community and to society, but you can also find some inspiration here that may spark your own idea for a project. If so, be sure to let us know how we can help you transform it from idea to reality!

Student Leadership Projects
Xaverian Pen Pal Project

The Xaverian Pen Pal Project is an initiative that aims to combat feelings of loneliness and isolation, while also promoting positive inter-generational relationships between StFX students and members of the Antigonish community.