“Give thanks for a little and you will find a lot.” Hansa Proverb
Our budding leaders came back with a bang on September 26th! Over the past couple of weeks, BLAST kids have been getting to know their group and Moorelands’ culture and routines. They’ve also been learning about Moorelands’ character qualities like respect and caring and our leadership habits like being proactive. Over the course of the year, Moorelands looks forward to helping BLAST kids develop these important character qualities and leadership skills that will help them grow.
Budding leaders get thankful!
In preparation for Thanksgiving, BLAST Grenoble kids have been making Thank You Frames for someone they are thankful for in their life. This task helps kids develop the character quality of caring whilst also giving them an opportunity to practise communication skills and working responsibly with materials. They also got to show off their creative flair!
Building self-awareness & saying thank you
Over at BLAST Gateway, saying thank you was also on the cards. Participants have been working on self-portraits which also convey who or what they are thankful for. It’s a great way for kids to express themselves whilst also helping them develop an awareness of the wonderful family and community that surrounds them.Our Youth LED and VITAL youth leadership programs for middle and high school students have also returned. Program staff members have been visiting Valley Park Middle School and Marc Garneau Collegiate Institute to let students know about they great leadership development programs on offer. Check back next week to see what our older kids have been getting up to.
There are still a few spaces left in all our after school programs. To register for BLAST, Youth LED or VITAL visit moorelands.ca/register.
On behalf of everyone at Moorelands, especially the children and youth we serve, we’d like to say a massive THANK YOU to YOU our Moorelands’ community. YOU make our work possible and are the reason we’re still around after more than 100 years!