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Leadership and Resiliency Program
What is it?
The Leadership and Resiliency Program(LRP) is a federally funded Public Safety Canada after school program, administered by the Secwepemc Cultural Education Society in partnership with School District #73. LRP is a year round, comprehensive program aimed at providing innovative learning opportunities for youth with the hope of minimizing at risk behaviours while enhancing students' internal strengths and resiliency.
What we offer:
Resiliency Groups: This program uses a semi-structured format that focuses on learning topics that are aimed at helping students further understand themselves and the impact that their choices and behaviours have on themselves and those around them.
- Topics of discussion may include: Anger Management, Personal Resiliency Builders, Communication Styles-Assertiveness Training, Conflict Resolution Strategies
Service Learning: This component provides volunteer learning opportunities for students to "give back" to the community while building healthy relationships with peers and adults.
- Activities may include: rehabilitation with animals, participation in puppet shows for younger children, assistance with beautification projects, and a continuation of community activities that support program goals
Adventure Activities: are actitivies that allow youth to discover new strengths and skills that support positive risk-taking behaviours. Students learn to deal with challenge and change while supporting one another.
- Example of activities: waterslides, camping, tubing, snowboarding, rock climbing, wakeboarding
After School Programming: LRP offers a safe place and program for youth to participate in after school. Students are made aware of upcoming activities via a month calender that is posted in advance. A variety of topics listed below are addressed on a regular basis.
- Activities include: bowling, billiards, movies, snacks and dinner, games, swimming, dance, and other various classes.
Arts & Culture: Primary goals will focus on: Identity, Cultural Knowledge, Relationships, Connections to History and Experiential Learning.
- Activities include: blanket making/beading, attending community workshops, involvement in pow wows, traditional cooking, dancing, guest speakers
Employment: Primary goal will focus on helping interested students prepare for future employment opportunities.
- Employment workshops, assistance with resumes and job seeking.
If you have any questions, please contact the Program Manager, Janessa Mckenzie at (250)852-3091 or email at email@example.com