If I could use one word to describe myself it would be resilient. Growing up I was always an anxious child who struggled with living for herself and not for others. I spent the majority of my life being a perfectionist, and due to that, I was not able to handle the stress that came with the high expectations I made for myself. My feelings of incompetence led me to develop an eating disorder and resort to unhealthy coping mechanisms. It took a lot for me to see that I was the biggest obstacle in my path to recovery.
It was not until I’ve reached my lowest point for me to actively work towards recovery and choose to live for myself. Through my path to recovery. I discovered that I had a passion for helping others who faced similar adversities as me and providing support for children and youth. Which led me to become a youth facilitator today. I hope to continue to draw upon my own experiences to help others feel less alone in their journey.
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We are currently recruiting people who have a passion to contribute to the overall well-being of youth by joining our Board of Directors and/or other volunteer opportunities. The benefits of volunteering include excellent opportunity for involvement in a meaningful experience, the satisfaction of making a difference in the community and with youth, an opportunity to work with individuals of diverse backgrounds, the development of effective decision-making skills and an increased understanding of group dynamics and relationships.