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Child and Youth Care Students promote anti-bullying

2015-02-01, 9:43 AM

It will no doubt be a sea of PINK on the campuses of St. Lawrence College, when Child and Youth Care students celebrate Pink Shirt Day promoting anti-bullying.

In conjunction with the national anti-bullying awareness initiative, third year CYC (formerly called Child and Youth Worker) students have partnered with a number of local organizations including the Kingston Frontenacs and the Boys and Girls Club to sell T-shirts and offer interactive activities for young people to empower them to recognize and respond appropriately to bullying.

Chantel Leeman is one of St. Lawrence College’s CYC students and she says it’s gratifying to be able to work directly with young people while she’s still in school, putting her classroom learning into action… one of the rewards of studying at St. Lawrence.

Advocating for young people is what Child and Youth Care professionals do. On February 24 and 25, third year CYC students will present “SLC Dream, 2015”. Students in ‘Pathways to Education’ programs can prepare themselves for a College experience, meeting head on the challenges that might otherwise prevent them from a post-secondary education! CYC students are preparing others to be able to say, “Hello Future” at St. Lawrence College!