Reminders

YMCA Newcomer Youth Pathway to Belonging Project

By Rochelle Benoit – December 16, 2016
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Youth who feel connected to their community give back too.

When Ibtisam Saeed first landed in Canada eight years ago after leaving Saudi Arabia, her immediate reaction was, “This is a cold country!” But the cool, damp spring of Waterloo Region was the least of the 16-year-old’s worries.

“I wanted to make friends and fit in,” she says now.

 

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