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Youth experience excellence at Lakelse
Through a donation from Ridley Terminals Inc. and in partnership with Excellence Seminars International, The Pursuit of Excellence Youth program was offered to youth from across the Pacific Northwest Aug. 8-10 at Lakelse.
Some of the accolades and testimonials from the young adults included: "I learned a ton about myself", "I am more willing to get out of my comfort zone", "I am going to participate more in my life, at school and with new friends". A few comments from parents included: "Kudos to the program creators", "My daughter is so positive about the changes she is going to make", "It benefited my daughter in teaching her more about herself, conflict resolution, leadership skills, just to name a few things".
Even the caretaker of the camp facility sent forward an email (and he was not involved), "What a great job Wanetta (the facilitator) and her crew did in helping these young adults feel good about themselves".
What an opportunity for 34 young adults, aged 15-19, to be able to participate in a youth development camp of this calibre here in the north. This workshop is usually offered only in the Vancouver area and only once a year.
This offering was the result of the willingness of a group who have experienced the professional and personal benefit of The Excellence Series. They approached Ridley Terminals Inc., to support the program.
The success of the youth residential workshop was also due to the volunteer contribution of a logistical support team from Rupert that included, Lori and Paul McWilliams, Tanya Jordan, Kate McWilliams, Rebecca Smith, Brianne Bartel, Khris White, Zoe Zentner and Branden Skaar.
Ridley Terminals takes great pride in promoting educational programs in the community, especially programs that allow youth to develop their full potential. A thank-you note signed by all the youth is on its way to the president and board of Ridley.
There is no doubt the ripple effect from those young leaders in the community will be far reaching!
For those wishing more information on the workshop that was offered email email@example.com or visit www.excellenceseminars.com