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In the news: Twilight actor brings inspirational message to Mohawk College

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Actor, artist and professional speaker Justin Rain (left) gives students in Mohawk College's Pathfinder program the chance to experience the life of a professional actor. Rain, who has had roles in popular TV shows, live theatre and played a werewolf in the popular Twilight movie Eclipse, uses his day-long Artist Inside workshop to inspire Aboriginal youth to pursue their dreams.

Rain is participating in this year's Pathfinder program. Developed and run by Aboriginal Education and Student Services at Mohawk, Project Pathfinder gives aboriginal youth a hands-on and tuition-free college experience. Students live in residence during their two weeks at Mohawk and take part in a cultural and educational activities. They also get to meet and interact with successful Aboriginal artists and professionals like Rain, who act as role models for the students.

Mohawk launched Project Pathfinder in the summer of 2011. This week marked the end of the first of four camps that will be held during July and August.