For over 60 years, the Okanagan Boys and Girls Clubs have provided a safe place where children and youth can discover and achieve their dreams. In our clubs, it’s about taking steps to a healthy, successful and active future. It’s about making connections, about experiencing new opportunities and building confidence and skills for life. It’s about believing every Club kid and youth has what it takes, and no matter what else is going on in their lives, the club is a place of encouragement, belonging and connection. It’s acknowledging how a stronger community, working together helps children, adults and family feel safe and cared for. It’s about creating a place where everyone belongs.
On October 3rd, join us and guest speaker Vu Le, a guru on communities working together as we celebrate our history, our current realities, the future of our community, and the individuals whose lives have been changed by participating at the Okanagan Boys and Girls Clubs. We will be inspired to continue to work together to support the young people who need us the most.
“The Importance of Building Community in a Turbulent World”
Vu Le will share how in this sociopolitical climate of uncertainty, the fostering of community and belonging continues to be critical. To be effective at building community, the bridges between diverse groups of individuals must be strong: Between charities and for-profits, charities and the wider community, and charities among one another. We must examine many of our philosophies and practices to see if they facilitate or hinder the sense of belonging. In this thought-provoking and entertaining presentation we will discuss how to work more effectively together to create a world where everyone belongs.
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