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Widening and Increasing the Participation of Youth in STEM 11:00 am
Widening and Increasing the Participation of Youth in STEM @ Online
Sep 17 @ 11:00 am – 12:30 pm
Why is it critical to engage underrepresented youth in Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics (STEM)? How can we widen and increase the participation of girls, racialized youth, and young people from low-income and marginalized communities in STEM programs? Join YouthREX for this engaging and interactive discussion about the importance of providing equal access to STEM opportunities, and how these opportunities can be designed to engage youth not typically represented in STEM fields. Learn how participation in STEM can: support positive youth development facilitate mentorship address opportunity and achievement gaps Guests for this critical discussion will include: Dr. Eugenia Duodu, CEO, Visions of Science Network for Learning Sheri Lynn Koscielski, Windsor Essex FIRST Robotics Doina Oncel, Founder/CEO, hEr VOLUTION, with Sanaa Syed, STEMing UP Participant This webinar is hosted by YouthREX.
What is a Labyrinth and How Can It Be Used as a Tool in Youth Mental Health? 11:00 am
What is a Labyrinth and How Can It Be Used as a Tool in Youth Mental Health? @ Online
Sep 19 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Presenter: Christine Slavik, University of the Fraser Valley The labyrinth is a tool that has applications in a variety of settings. One of the most common uses of a labyrinth is as a form of walking meditation. Walking a labyrinth can often calm people down during a crisis, help us see life as a journey, reduce stress, promote calm & integrate challenging experiences. This webinar will introduce participants to what a labyrinth is, what we know about them, & where they can be found… or made. The benefits for youth mental health & therapeutic applications will be shared. Case-based stories from the field will demonstrate the benefits, & show a number of ways they can be used. Resources for learning about, finding, accessing & utilizing a labyrinth will be provided so you can continue your journey & share with others. This webinar is hosted by Umind.
Let’s Talk About… Youth Suicide Prevention and Awareness 6:30 pm
Let’s Talk About… Youth Suicide Prevention and Awareness @ Port Colborne Public Library
Sep 25 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
The third session in the Port Colborne Public Library’s “Let’s Talk About…” series will focus on youth suicide awareness and prevention. Speaker Laura Hotham (professor, Niagara College) will present information on the cognitive and emotional differences in youth that can increase the risk of suicide. She will also discuss protective factors and strategies that can be utilized when working with youth who may be at risk. The conversation is open to parents, family members, school staff, coaches, youth leaders, and anyone in the community who works with and has contact with young people. This is a free event. Seating is limited. Pre-register in person at the library, by phone at 905-834-6512, or by email at This event is hosted by the Port Colborne Public Library.

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