Life in the city can be difficult for Indigenous youth and young adults to navigate. Young people need a supportive environment to learn how to assess safety. Low self-esteem or previous trauma can make this more difficult. Enhance is an 8 week program that seeks to support young adults as they work through these challenges.
A kick-off weekend retreat at Eagle’s Cove to build trust and community among participants and LifeBuild coaches, enhancing the high value of community and land-based activities within the Indigenous culture.
Six customised weekly LifeBuild workshops set in oral tradition style, with hands-on application experience, teaching on topics such as self-esteem, conflict resolution, and assessing environment safety.
During the weeks, each youth can also participate in a volunteer work opportunity to acquire experience and accumulate hours towards secondary school volunteer requirements. This is designed to boost confidence and help them apply fundamental employment-success skills.
Each participant will have a mentor to help him/her to succeed in all aspects of the enhance program. The mentor offers life-affirming feedback as needed. Professional counsellors are available upon request.
The Enhance program concludes with a weekend retreat at Eagle’s Cove; it is geared to encourage and demonstrate personal growth and community connections.
There’s nothing like getting away into the bush, enjoying a paddle on the lake…