Sheway̓ántsut (growing up) group is a 12-week program offered by Ayás Mén̓men Child & Family Services. Squamish Nation Youth have the opportunity to be grounded in Squamish Teachings while learning how to build inde-pendence, create connections in their community and gain essential life-skills to help support in their transition to adulthood.
Topics to be covered during the program:
- Cultural teachings: traditional territory, family knowledge, plants & medicines, spirituality
- Life skills: mindfulness, health & well-being, self care, medicine wheel, finances, cooking
- Employment & post-secondary education
- Health relationships & communication
- Squamish Nation departments and services overview
The program runs September 22, 2021 to December 8, 2021 in North Vancouver.
Squamish Nation youth, age 16-21, living on- or off-reserve in Squamish Valley and the Lower Mainland.
A desire to participate, learn, and meet regularly with support team and other youth.
Have goals around learning more about building independence, life skill development, and deepening your community connections and cultural knowledge.