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WENDAKE, QC, Feb. 2014 / CNW Telbec / - About 40 First Nations youth living or having lived in host families will take part in the First Nations Youth Leadership Camp next September, in Quyon, near Ottawa. The activity, organized by the New Paths Foundation, in collaboration with the Breakfast Club and the First Nations of Quebec and Labrador Health and Social Services Commission (FNQLHSSC) will allow young people to develop their self-esteem.
For six days, First Nations youth from all over Quebec, selected for their motivation to get involved in their community, will allow themselves to dream and discover new interests through cooperative activities, sports, theater, team games, etc., to which a cultural component will be added.
"We want young people to acquire the skills necessary to develop and maintain good self-esteem, and to return home with the strength and courage to achieve the goals they have set for themselves. themselves and for their community, ”says Mickel Robertson, President of the New Pathways Foundation.
“The Breakfast Club does everything it can to accomplish its mission: to offer a healthy and nutritious breakfast in an environment that promotes self-esteem. Through its program Lunch is brilliant !, the Club wishes to contribute to building the capacities and confidence of young people. It is with this vision that the Club Leadership Camp was created. Working in collaboration with the First Nations to support their efforts is a source of pride for us, ”said Daniel Germain, founding president of the Breakfast Club.
A golden opportunity
A team of dynamic animators and experienced counselors will supervise the young people in a nourishing atmosphere, where the emphasis will be on the strengths of the participants. The Leadership Camp is an opportunity to create a generation of young people who are socially engaged and to encourage positive and responsible behavior.
“The First Nations of Quebec and Labrador Health and Social Services Commission (FNQLHSSC) is proud to collaborate closely on this initiative. The Youth Leadership Camp for First Nations youth has been a project that I have cherished for several years. To see him finally born is a great satisfaction. Our young people are numerous, they are beautiful, they have dreams, and they are counting on all of us to help them make them come true! », Underlines Marjolaine Siouï, Executive Director of the FNQLHSSC.
Partners include the Tim Horton Children's Foundation, Exeko and Aeroplan.
About the New Paths Foundation
In 2001, the United Nations Human Development Index ranked Canada eighth out of 174 nations. According to data from the Assembly of First Nations (AFN), the rank that First Nations communities would obtain, based on the same criteria, would be 76e.
The Foundation, thanks to the funds raised, contributes to improving the living conditions of the First Nations, by supporting initiatives aimed at the social and human development of individuals within their communities.
About the Breakfast Club
The Breakfast Club helps children from underprivileged backgrounds. He ensures that they have a nutritious breakfast at school, in addition to creating an environment and projects that fuel their self-esteem by partnering with communities and regional organizations to find the best formula.
Drawing on its experience, the Breakfast Club has been organizing youth camps since 2001. Young people learn to discover their strengths, develop their self-esteem and become socially engaged leaders.
SOURCE New Paths Foundation
New Paths Foundation www.nouveauxsentiers.
Breakfast Club www.clubdejeuner.org