Success Coach- YES program (Youth Empowerment & Support)
Hello, my name is Kristy Friesen, and I am a Sucess Coach for the Mental Health Capacity Building Program and Youth Emprowerment and Support Program ( Yes Program). My partner and I will be delivering mental health education and prevention tools to each classroom from Kindergarten to Grade 8 in Sylvan Lake. We will be offering additional support to smaller focus groups, in and outside of school hours, PD days and school breaks.
Child and youth work is my passion, I have worked with youth for many years as a one- to -one intervention/support worker, in group settings as as initiated community programs for youth at risk.
I have a young family: my son is in grade 2 at Beacon Hill and my daughter attends Junior Kindergarten at KCS. We live in Sunbreaker Cove across the lake. I enjoy paddleboarding in the summer and riding quads with my family on the frozen lake during the winter. I also love visiting my family back home on Vancouver Island as often as possible. I am looking forward to this year, working with the the students in a school setting and getting back to a normal healthy learning environment in which we can all grow together.