“Trigger warning. Almost 400,000 children are in foster care, and kids who find themselves in the system come from difficult backgrounds. This film was made to bring awareness to what some kids experience and to help adults understand life through the children's eyes. At the end, she says it all: "I am lovable. I am worthy of care." - Laura Willard, Upworthy
*Please note that while this video is about the American Foster Care system there are many similarities in Canada*
We are excited to share an engaging new initiative with you that will offer high school students a glimpse of what their life would be like if they were homeless. The initiative is Sleep Out Student Edition, and it will change the way students view homelessness forever.
In October, senior students will sleep out overnight on school property - without the comforts and conveniences of their homes or families. They will participate in discussion groups about homelessness and debrief their experience in the morning - before going to class. They will develop a deep understanding of the social issues their homeless peers are facing and get a sense of what these disadvantaged youth living on the streets face on a daily basis.
If you are a teacher interested in learning more click here or please contact Abbie or Jessica:
From all of us at Covenant House Vancouver we wish you and yours a wonderful Easter weekend.
Please enjoy this lovely card sent to us from a supporter.
*Please note that our office will be closed on Good Friday.
If you are a youth in need please call 1-877-685-7474.*