When Macy’s dad left, her mom changed. Her dad had been physically abusive and critical to Macy as a small child, but when he left, it did not get much easier. Angry, disappointed and overworked, her mom barely spoke to her except to yell.
When a youth first comes to us, their journey towards a life with a future begins. On Giving Tuesday, Nov. 29, consider a gift that changes the course of a young person’s life. Giving Tuesday is an invitation to Canadians to give a gift to a worthy cause. It follows the shopping frenzies of Black [...]
Josh’s mom worked hard to provide for her three kids on her own, but there was love and understanding in their house. When she met her future husband, everything changed. He was a bully to her kids and her, but she could not find the strength to leave.
Andrea’s parents were often absent and overwhelmed with work and family. She fell in with the wrong crowd and made some of the poor decisions that many young teenagers make. But her mom’s anger and impatience with her pushed her further away until she no longer felt welcome at home.
It has been said that the hardest part of writing is finding a story to tell. But for the English students at our on-site school, stories of depth and complexity flow easily. In their young lives, our youth have experienced much more pain and loss than most of their peers. Through essays, poetry and short [...]