Working to Empower Youth program


A world where culture, spirituality, and religious practice contribute to well-balanced lives and healthy communities.



To awaken and strengthen a spiritual way of life in our First Nations Communities, especially in the youth; to nourish relationships with God the Creator; and to help build sustainable, unified communities where people care for each other and for Mother Earth.




  • Community and interdependence
  • Creativity and self-expression
  • Faith-based decision making
  • Self-sacrifice
  • Respect and responsibility towards others and Creation
  • Mentoring and leadership
  • Development of the whole person
  • Positive institutional structures
  • Experiential learning
  • Family life

Goals of the program:

  • For the Young People: Growth in virtue and responsibility; confidence and comfort with oneself, and finding one´s place in the community; a sense of the Creator working in their lives; a balancing and learning of Christian and Native values and traditions; experience of new views and new people; a growing desire to care for others, to help, and to become a leader.
  • For the families and the whole community: that the same values and virtues gained by the youth will spread to those around them.

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