The Let Youth Belong website has information for you about a variety of provincial, national and community support services.
If you feel like you don’t belong, have lived experiences of discrimination or have ever felt like an outcast in your own community, it can leave you with feelings of vulnerability, anger and hurt. It may even put you at greater risk for going down the wrong road and becoming involved with crime.
Read some of the real life experiences that inspired the Public Service Announcements which demonstrate the effects of : discrimination, racism, not having enough information to make life decisions, not having enough adult support and positive role models, choosing to lead a crime free lifestyle and the challenges of life on the street.
Our youth planning committee have finished planning, hosting, and performing at monthly Coffeehouse Nights in Abbotsford. Check out our facebook page here to see photos and video clips: www.facebook.com/letyouthbelong
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'Don't Hate Integrate!' Forum
On December 4, 2012 Leadership students and English learner students from Rick Hansen Secondary and W.J. Mouat Secondary Schools in Abbotsford gathered at Rick Hansen Secondary for Let Youth Belong’s first ever Let Youth Belong Forum- ‘Don’t Hate- Integrate’
hosted by Diversity Education and Resource Services.
Students learned about diversity, power, privilege, stereotyping and discrimination. At the same time, they got to meet new people and make new friends.
In the afternoon, Katy and Jian from Neonology led some fun and engaging activities relating to power, privilege, and the impact of words.
Students participating in a team-building activity called “Blind Buses”
Let Youth Belong Coffee House Reunion
On November 28, 2012 we hosted a Let Youth Belong Coffee House Reunion at Go Go Beans in Abbotsford. We danced, sang, and shared poetry. It was a great night for everyone who came!
For the most up to date information on current events, check our Facebook page, updated daily!
Teachers and youth workers can contact us for more information at Danica.Denomme@AbbotsfordCommunityServices.com or 604-859-7681 extension 270.
The Let Youth Belong Project has been developed and made possible by: