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Williamís Lake YFC Partners on innovative program for high risk youth

 

Sharing a cup of coffee with RCMP Staff Sgt. Del Byron and months of hands-on learning at a new youth program have turned life around for a high-risk teen in Williams Lake.

As he sanded the bench inside the greenhouse being built at the centre for a farm school program, Brad said he would still be living on the streets with his bad habits if it wasn’t for the Old School.


"It has really reformed me,” he said.  “Now I have a job laying carpet, doing tile work, drywalling and things like that.”

Brad has been learning skills from Craig Kennedy, who headed up the Toosey First Nations renovation project of the old school two years ago, and contractor Corwin Smid (from Youth For Christ) 

 

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