On Thursday, July 24, AMP Key Contacts, Dayna Hobbs and Ellyse Lambie, had the privilege of presenting to a group of youth and young adults at Camp fYrefly in Edmonton. The presentation focused on discussions about resilience and the importance of positive relationships with caring and supportive adults and peers. Participants completed a resiliency quiz and a relationship web to identify areas of strength and encouragement in their lives. Participants were encouraged to identify and seek out positive mentors and to be mentors to their peers and to younger youth and children.
Participants were asked to identify something they would take away from the workshop or an action they would take as a result of the presentation. Some of them shared the following:
- Becoming a mentor in my community.
- Have a mentor. Be a mentor.
- Continue to be involved with Camp fYrefly and the LGBTQ community.
- Be a more active mentor in the lives of youth I can impact.
- Try to be more consistent and stable with those I mentor – and more intentional. I will look for groups to join where I am moving.
- Recognizing the power and influence that a person can have.
Camp fYrefly is Canada’s only national leadership retreat for lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans-identified, two-spirited, intersexed, queer, questioning, and allied youth. To find out more, visit www.fyrefly.ualberta.ca. Thanks to everyone at Camp fYrefly for including the Alberta Mentoring Partnership in your weekend!