OUR VIEW: Youth week a big success

Tomorrow will be the final day and event of Youth Week, ending with the variety show.

Tomorrow will be the final day and event of Youth Week, ending with the variety show.

Let it just be said, this whole initiative has been very refreshing.

In this day and age where many lives are saturated with television, video games and general electronic distractions it is very nice to see the youth of Rossland and the surrounding areas come out and participate in so many activities.

From cleaning up at the parks, to art shows, film festivals and even coming out to what was essentially an educational forum, the RED Talks, the youth of Rossland showed great proactive initiative.

It’s more important than ever to have youth engaged with the community and learning new, important values as they take over the reigns on a seriously bumpy carriage ride.

However, it can be said that the adults learned a lot this week as well.

These kids are just as integral a part of the community as the adults with their jobs and heavy responsibilities.

If we don’t show the youth of today that they are valued and even needed, then how are they to know this?

As people grow older and become more exposed to the “real” world, it can be easy to forget what being a kid was like and not only that it was fun and exciting, but difficult and confusing.

Hopefully this year’s Youth Week and all of it’s events have helped some of the parents and older generations become more connected with the adolescents that they share their mountain town with.

A big congratulations is in order for those youth that not only participated but helped set up and organize all of these events as well.

 

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