It’s hard to believe that it’s been over a year since I decided to take the plunge and follow my dream to become a sexuality educator. A lot has happened in this past year …
Spring 2010: My unique CYW placement, wherein I partnered with the AIDS Committee of Simcoe County and the Orillia Youth Centre to develop, deliver and evaluate a 10-week sex ed workshop for at-risk youth. It was a great experience and definitely contributed to shaping my future goals!
Summer 2010: I continued to build this site, adding content and receiving tremendous support and encouragement.
Fall 2010: Entered the final year of the CYW program, trying to figure out what to do “next”. I joined the Board of Governors of the AIDS Committee of Simcoe County around this time. I had some key networking experiences during this time as well – particularly at the OACYC (Ontario Association of Child and Youth Counsellors) conference in Orillia. Additionally, I facilitated an incredible and unique workshop — Radical Relationships and Ethical Promiscuity — for OPIRG at the University of Guelph.
Winter 2010/2011: Almost finished the CYW program, deciding where to move, and continuing to build up the site! I was selected to receive the Rotary Club of Orillia Child and Youth Worker award for academic excellence, leadership and community involvement — thank you!
Spring/Early Summer 2011: Finished the CYW program, moved to Cambridge, linked up with Bartimaeus, attended the Guelph Sexuality Conference, as well as other conferences and workshop s. Graduated from Georgian College, receiving both the Board of Governor’s Medal Award and the Governor General’s Academic Medal; employed and officially working as a CYW.
And NOW … OVER 5000 visitors to Sex Ed Central!
Phew! What a GREAT year, and it keeps getting better!
Thank you to all for your unending support and encouragement.