Employment program offers a community legacy

The trails component of Skills Link Youth Program in Hope has local benefits

I am a father to two children, a son and daughter aged 21 and 23. In today’s challenging world, I have seen their struggles about what to do in life, and consider their deep concerns about it all. As a crew leader with the Skills Link Youth Program in Hope, I try to help local youth through a Services Canada funded project.

When local parents hear about it, they are thrilled. It is my belief that such a program is badly needed, and helps youth find work and stay right here at home in Hope. When local youth hear from current participants, the reactions are always, “That is so cool, I wish I could go in that.” We need this program in Hope ongoing. These youth learn critical transferable skills for the world of employment. Our current group age ranges from 17 to 23.

Free Rein is the ideal environment, professional in every way, and breaking rock on the Mt. Hope Lookout Trail is the sweat, of the real world, that brings it together. I thank The Hope Standard for their interest and cooperation, and ask you all to pass on awareness of this program, and tell all you know to please apply.

Congratulations to all current participants, and make sure to pass along the benefits of your involvement. Apply within at Free Rein. Kind thanks to Hope Mountain Centre, for the trail restoration weeks. We help restore the Mt. Hope Lookout Trail when out of classroom, which is Hope`s top tourist attraction, a legacy of hard work with local impact! It is an honour to be involved in this current project, and more to come! We want to share your thoughts and feedback. Let us know, please. I can be reached at 289-688-3974 or jsfyall@hotmail.com. You can also contact Jodi McBride at 604-869-2279 or jodi@freereinassociates.ca

Scott Fyall,

Hope

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