During the month of May, we have been blessed to be together! We have enjoyed multiple projects and team building activities. We have also celebrated many birthdays, and are thankful that we have all remained safe and healthy.
The topic for this month was forgiveness. This was discussed on many different levels. One activity that the residents participated in was to write letters to themselves. These letters included thoughts of things that they needed to forgive or move on from. When they were complete, the group went to the fire pit and set the letters on fire to let the memory go. This was a very powerful activity for some of our residents.
For Memorial Day, the youth took a trip to the local cemetery. They made “rubbings” of some of the local military heroes’ grave stones. When they returned to campus, they did some research about that person and their service. After researching, the youth shared stories about their “hero”.
Pathway Youth Center is a 15-bed residential all girls home for low to medium risk girls ages 10 to 17. The program emphasizes a focus on advocating, restoring and enhancing strong and healthy family relationships, developing self confidence and self-esteem, respect for oneself and others, and increasing the girls’ resiliency and decreasing risks of further or deeper challenges. Contact Pathway Youth Center at 231-734-3787 or visit youthopportunity.com/locations/pathway-of-hope