What could be more powerful than spending time helping young persons to create productive lives? This is my passion demonstrated through actions for the summer of 2015. I encourage everyone to pay forward.
Here are some of the fun things I did and the responses have been overwhelming:
- Participated in a Day of Action at the Bramalea Civic Centre to ensure refugees receive health care from our Federal Government. (Organizers were happy to have added support in getting the message to the public).
- Managed the registration desk with a colleague at the Peel Region Diversity one-day conference at Sheridan College, Hazel McCallion Campus. (We could not have had a successful conference without you).
- Visited two groups of young parents at the Vita Centre community spaces to share tips and skills on how to ensure success in their children. (Verbalized very positive feedback and request more education sessions).
- Assisted four young persons develop skills for applying for jobs and managing interviews successfully. (Interviews offered, jobs obtained).
- Assisted a young person to realize his dream of writing his first novel. Will remain his mentor and coach until his book is published. (How can I thank you).
- Shared my lived experiences at the general meeting of Black Congress of Women, Mississauga’s Chapter. (Your lived experiences have impacted us in a very positive way).
- Spoke on the topic of “root causes of challenging behaviours in youth and how to address them” at the Malton Seventh Day Adventist Church (You are reaching masses and saving the lives of our youth).
- Perform the duties of a Nursing Medic in the Polyclinic at PanAm Games, Pavilion Village in Toronto. (Volunteers stole the show and were highly recognized by everyone).
- Volunteered as a table facilitator at Mobilizing22 one- day conference at the Mississauga Civic Centre. (Your help is so appreciated in inspiring our Mississauga youth)
- Spoke with the congregation at Long Branch Baptist Church on what it means to one’s life when you forgive others (You are truly exceptional)
Norma Nicholson RN BA MA (Ed)
Author Young Lives on the Line, Youth Advocate, Public Speaker, Educator,
Member Peel Region Police Services Board and ED Ignite4Youth