Another workshop tonight, complete with guest speaker and warm fuzzies!
This time I started the workshop with the activity, rather than saving it until the end. I learned pretty quickly that if I ever switch things around like that again, it would be a good idea to plan another activity for the end of the session as well. Tonight was the first time that I have received requests for more games and activities, and I will be sure to follow through on that! After all, the activities and games are my favourite part as well!
My guest speaker tonight was Karyn, Manager of Community Services at the AIDS Committee of Simcoe County (ACSC) and one of my placement supervisors. It was great to have her knowledge and expertise and the youth had plenty of excellent questions. I am so proud of the progress that the youth have learned so much and have made so much progress. I think that it was very wise to begin the workshop with the hands-on topics, such as anatomy, contraception and STIs and save the personal stuff for the later weeks. Next week I am discussing relationships and healthy decision making. The rest of the workshop is much more person-oriented rather than activity-oriented, although I am always open to any questions that may come up!
As always, thank you for your support!