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W̱SÁNEĆ Youth News

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youth voices webWe have recently partnered with TakingITGlobal and Adobe for a project called Adobe Youth Voices. TIG is an award winning Canadian based online community of youth who are interested in global issues and creating positive change. Adobe is a large company that makes computer software for media makers.

As part of their corporate responsibility model, they offer ‘creativity’ grants to youth groups through this program. Adobe Youth Voices (AYV) is a yearlong project. Come September we will be hosting digital media nights with different kinds of equipment and project ideas that will include enhancing colour and adding text to photos, making animations, websites, short films, music videos and more. Have a look here for more details youthvoices.adobe.com.

WSANEC Youth Group (WYG) is working on a survey focused on the wants and needs of WSANEC youth. The date and time for a planning meeting will be posted on the Tsawout website. All interested community members will be welcome.
WYG is also planning a Youth Leadership Night alongside a weekly Youth Drop-In Night.  We want to create a space for young people in the community who are interested in developing their skills in:
• Verbal and written communication
• Personal responsibility
• Problem solving and teamwork
• Self-confidence and identity
• Healthy relationships and self-care
• Teaching and mentoring
• Community engagement
• Achieving goals and dreams
Admittedly, we have had trouble gathering the teens in the past few weeks for our weekly drop-in sessions. We will keep trying. Currently, for the rest of the summer we are planning a few different field trips. One of which will be a trip to PKOLS for some cultural history and a game of capture the flag. Check the Tsawout website or join our WSANEC Youth Night group on Facebook for dates and more details.
We are open to any suggestions you may have. Also, please submit your youth news to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it so we can include it in the next newsletter.
Chris Jim and Mike Sheehan
W̱SÁNEĆ Youth Group Coordinator