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Jul 08, 2015  |  Vote 0    0

SEYA looks to help youth become leaders at upcoming camp

Etobicoke Guardian

Future trailblazers are invited to attend South Etobicoke Youth Assembly’s (SEYA) teen leadership camp.

The free camp will take place daily between 12 and 5 p.m. Monday, July 13 to Friday, July 17.

Youth aged 14 to 19 will participate in different self-development workshops, and students will be able to earn volunteer hours.

Teambuilding, employment skills, respect and advocacy are just a few of the topics that will be discussed and built upon.

SEYA is partnering with LAMP Community Health Centre for this initiative.

“It’s a great opportunity for young people to learn more about the community around them,” said Jasim Dooh, health promoter at LAMP.

SEYA is a youth-led, youth-run group working to make a positive difference in the community through active participation.

Camp organizer Janice Karmody is an alumnus of the program and said youth who have gone through the camps themselves will be facilitating many of the workshops.

“During the week we combine sit-down lectures, group work and recreational activities,” she said.

Dooh said the camp is great for building relationships and is particularly helpful for students about to enter high school in the fall.

“A lot of students are nervous to start Grade 9,” she said. “This camp introduces them to students who have already been through that phase and helps ease the transition.”

The camp will take place in Etobicoke at Second Street Junior Middle School, 71 Second St.

To register call 416-252-6471 ext. 308 or 246.

Visit www.lampchc.org to download camp registration forms.

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