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The Magic of Numbers

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Hello! I hope this letter finds you well.

We are at the end of another school year so I wanted to give you a quick recap on a few highlights and some numbers from the last year.

Highlights:

We had the privilege of attending a few different trauma workshops throughout the year. We had one on ACE’s (Adverse Childhood Experiences) and also a trauma skills workshop. Both of these training sessions were very helpful and left me feeling informed and better equipped to work with people that have experienced trauma in their lives. I learned that one of the most important things is providing a safe space for people, which is one of the things we aim to provide for our youth. Thank you for this opportunity.

This past month has also been exciting for me, as some youth I have been walking alongside with for 8 years are graduating! I had first met them when they were in the fifth grad  and have been with them through many of their life struggles. Some of these struggles being mental health proble…

Trust the Journey

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In March this year, we decided as a team to finish our Ambassadors of Compassion project early and create a new project that would really benefit our youth. Due to time constraints and contracts, I had a month and a half to adjust and change aspects of the program around. At first, I was overwhelmed and nervous about creating something completely new rather than using an outline from another organization. Our team realized that we often talked about our dream that the youth of Langley would have the means to live healthy lives -- physically, emotionally, intellectually, socially, and spiritually. However, we were not always successful at reaching all of those aspects. In order for our youth to grow and lead others, we need to make sure they are healthy and capable before we send them out. That is how Student Life came to be.

Student Life is a 12-week program meant for those who want to discover more about themselves and work with a mentor who can coach them through their weekly ups a…