The youth workers were a captivated audience!

Today, I came on shift to witness 4 youth being incredibly animated in the common dining room as they played a modified game of Cranium with one another. The youth workers were a captivated audience! They were basically playing a game of charades – and were having an awesomely fun time doing so.  It was good to see all these youth getting along at what can be a very tough time for some of them, especially being away from their families.  It was a treat to have them invite me into their game and to share a few laughs and moments of fun acting out different scenarios.  If felt a lot like playing board games at any home…

The 4 youth around the table each are at a different places in their lives – while one has been steadily going to a job training program, committed to staying sober, saving up money and applying to Rights of Passage (our transitional housing program), the others are trying to stabilize their mental health, get a grasp on their addiction, overcome an eating disorder or find a job or job training program.  It’s nice to see them find common ground here while they struggle with these issues, I’m glad we try – especially during the holiday season, but of course all year long,  to encourage them to try and have fun along the way.

Today, I came on shift to witness 4 youth being incredibly animated in the common dining room as they played a modified game of Cranium with one another. The youth workers were a captivated audience! They were basically playing a game of charades – and were having an awesomely fun time doing so.  It was good to see all these youth getting along at what can be a very tough time for some of them, especially being away from their families.  It was a treat to have them invite me into their game and to share a few laughs and moments of fun acting out different scenarios.  If felt a lot like playing board games at any home…

The 4 youth around the table each are at a different places in their lives – while one has been steadily going to a job training program, committed to staying sober, saving up money and applying to Rights of Passage (our transitional housing program), the others are trying to stabilize their mental health, get a grasp on their addiction, overcome an eating disorder or find a job or job training program.  It’s nice to see them find common ground here while they struggle with these issues, I’m glad we try – especially during the holiday season, but of course all year long,  to encourage them to try and have fun along the way.