“Be kind to yourself. You’re not broken or anything.”
When lockdowns started in 2020, Camryn packed up her things and left her Grade 6 classroom. Today, she’s a teenager and junior high student living in rural Strathcona County. Camryn shares her story of resilience in celebration of National Child Day (Nov. 20).
Featuring Mason Nurse and Riley Penner
Organizations have the power to enable life-changing mentoring relationships to ignite the power and potential of young people, and Big Brothers Big Sisters is doing just that. Riley Penner and Mason Nurse share their experience with the program.
Four practical ways to support your kids as they go back to school
Sept. 1, 2021
"Although parents have been feeling anxious themselves, we’re seeing a lot of parents reaching out for support. Adults showing genuine care for their child’s well-being is one of the biggest contributors for great resiliency in a child.”
Strathcona County Child and Youth Coalition
What better way to connect your mental wellness with the great outdoors than with a wellness walk! Read more about Wellness Walks and the Strathcona County Child and Youth Coalition.
Connecting youth and seniors through friendship
A new friend, a new connection, and the comfort of a shared laugh is much more important than we often realize, and we are never too young, or too old, to appreciate this. Linking Generations is driving this idea forward, making a positive impact of the health and well-being for both seniors and youth.
Sometimes you just have to dance it out, and no one knows that better than Isaac Shabbits, the 13 year old leader behind the Boys Dance Too initiative. Read how Isaac is challenging stereotypes to encourage and support boys in dance.
Read how next generation leaders are looking to make a change in their community and are playing a role in developing a Youth Strategy for Strathcona County.
National Child Day is about celebrating children as active participants in their own lives, as active citizens who can and should meaningfully contribute to decision-making in their community. To celebrate, Strathcona County Child and Youth Coalition held a creative mask design competition as an opportunity for children and youth to express themselves through art, poetry, and creative writing.
Wellness kits help youth develop stronger mental health
Youth wellness kits are packed with activities, games, puzzles, questions and resources to help youth learn about and build their own mental health. Check one out!
A safe, celebratory event for local youth and teens
A couple of weeks before school started, youth had the opportunity to attend an in-person event meeting health and provincial COVID-19 guidelines. Youth shared their talents in art and music, and had safe gathering space to reconnect with each other.