On Friday March 28th and Saturday March 29th, YouthCAN Southwest zone spent 2 days together in London Ontario at the Bryson Scout Camp. They spent the first evening working on leadership and team building activities facilitated by St/ Leonard’s Society Peer Power facilitators. The Peer Power team focused their training agenda based on areas the youth requested in the following training components: Communication skills, Leadership Development, Group Facilitation skills, Advocacy skills, Conflict Awareness and the Five-stage Mediation Process.
They spent the evening training on those life skill components followed by an evening dinner and movie out in the community. The second day was continuous training and the goals were to develop leadership, advocacy, group facilitation and peer mentoring skills of the youth participants so they can contribute back at their local agency youth groups.
The Southwest Champions also used this time to tentatively plan the next meeting event and set the date for the fall on October 24th -25th 2014.