Buddies Today!

YMCA Calgary offers multiple Aboriginal programs. One of these programs is the YMCA Calgary Aboriginal Buddies program.

In this cultural discovery program, Aboriginal elementary school students meet twice a week to learn about Aboriginal culture and traditions, experience support and friendship and get help with school work. There is no fee to participate in this program. Aboriginal Buddies is part of YMCA Calgary’s commitment to building healthy communities.

Today I had the great pleasure of visiting one of the YMCA Calgary Aboriginal Buddies program sites. The kids and program coordinator were spectacular! The caring from the coordinator towards the children was obvious and the children were flourishing! It was so fun to sit down with these young people to spend some quality time reading.

Here are some photos from today:

Reading outside in the playground with my new 'Buddy'!

Getting ready to head to the playground

Posing for the camera!