by Kathleen MacLeod, Membership and Youth Engagement Coordinator
You know that song by Vitamin C called Graduation that goes, “As we go on, we remember all the times we had together”? I know it’s cheesy – but bear with me – that song has been going through my head as we draw closer to our final youth council meeting.
I’ve reflected on the time we had together and the things we have accomplished. The group of youth we have had the privilege of working with this year has done some incredible work and we want to take the time now to showcase our efforts.
A personal accomplishment indeed, our writer, paralegal, and tour-de-force Sarah Desforges started our Blog series off with an incredibly vulnerable post about her journey to finding a career as a person with a disability in rural northern Ontario. She has contributed so much creativity, leadership, and honesty to the group. We are so grateful and hope that her blog post helps others in similar circumstances feel seen and less alone.
Read her post here: https://youthaspire.org/2022/09/the-lost-girl/
Nicolette Sutherland is incredibly professional, bringing great work ethic to our meetings and thought leadership. Not only is she hardworking, but she understands the importance of social time and the value that relationships bring to your life and career journey. Nicolette’s blog challenged us to consider human connection and networking just as central to our education as studying.
Read her post here: https://youthaspire.org/2023/01/keys-to-success-a-social-life/