Many recent national conferences have focused on what’s wrong with our kids – bullying, violence, ‘at risk’ and the list goes on and on. We’re taking this opportunity to focus on what’s working and share our stories with others who know that focusing on strengths can be far more productive than trying to ‘fix’ what’s wrong. When young people possess the necessary skills and competencies for life they are less likely to get involved with the negative influences and risk taking behaviour.
The goals for our gatherings include –
- Connecting Canadians of all ages involved in strengths-based youth development
- Investigating how communities increase impact through collective efforts and prevent crime through social development, awareness and engagement
- Educating and exciting participants about what is available to support your Positive Youth Development efforts through Asset Building, Community Development, Youth Engagement, Crime Prevention, Health Promotion, Collective Impact, Youth Entrepreneurship and other effective approaches.
- Do Your Part! Leduc County 2015 Institute on Positive Youth Development – October 1st, 2015