“A lot of youth were killed over trivial issues like being involved in petty drug dealing in a neighbourhood with poverty and gangs. So I tried to show the youth other possibilities, to connect them to as many opportunities as I could, like going to the US for Barack Obama’s inaugurat http://ow.ly/YUIq303ot1f ion, to New York for the United Nations assemblies, and to northern British Columbia to a First Nations reserve.”
“Once we knew what program we wanted to provide, then we’d start approaching organizations for support. For example, I’d send an email to a Tim Horton’s executive saying, ‘These are the kids I am working with, is there anything you can do?’ Worst case scenario, he says ‘No.’ #socialwork #atriskyouth #counsellor #education
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  • facesofhealthcare“A lot of youth were killed over trivial issues like being involved in petty drug dealing in a neighbourhood with poverty and gangs. So I tried to show the youth other possibilities, to connect them to as many opportunities as I could, like going to the US for Barack Obama’s inaugurat http://ow.ly/YUIq303ot1f ion, to New York for the United Nations assemblies, and to northern British Columbia to a First Nations reserve.”
    “Once we knew what program we wanted to provide, then we’d start approaching organizations for support. For example, I’d send an email to a Tim Horton’s executive saying, ‘These are the kids I am working with, is there anything you can do?’ Worst case scenario, he says ‘No.’ #socialwork #atriskyouth #counsellor #education

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