A library that provides the opportunity for leadership and mentorship….


Article #17….


This article titled “Strength-based Programming for First Nations Youth in Schools: Building Engagement Through Healthy Relationships and Leadership Skills” talks of the typical negative activities that plague First Nations youth and how giving these same youth opportunities for roles in leadership can break this negative re-occurring cycle. This discussed leadership role could potentially be created within a positive library environment. Youth could take on role model positions working within a First Nations library and promoting its use to their peers, elders, and those younger than them. With the right staff, a library could create a relaxed atmosphere for social interaction and establish a sort of ‘rec room’ or ‘rec centre’ feel where youth do not feel threatened or nervous to attend.


The article was also found on the UBC Library, ‘ebscohost’ page. The authors of this article are Claire Crooks, et al in April 2010.





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