teenagers

Event Date: 
Monday, May 4, 2020
Time: 
4:00pm - 5:00pm

Are you a teen interested in entering the Banner Project but not quite sure how to go about it? This live Teen Banner Project Session is for you! Tara Higgins will walk you through the steps and help work around a theme.

They would really love to see teen artists have a presence at the Banner Project this year. The feedback I've gotten is that they many would love to submit a piece of art or photography but are pretty stymied and overwhelmed by the process. So, they've put this special Banner Project session together just for teens.

Established in 2016, the Fernie Pride Society supports and connects the LGBTQ2+ community in the Elk Valley and seeks to ensure a safe and inclusive region that celebrates the uniqueness and diversity of its residents and visitors. This volunteer-based organization works hard to provide social events, workshops, outreach, community engagement, advocacy, resources and referrals for LGBTQ2+ people of all ages and allies.

As our children become teenagers, we start to glimpse the kind of people they will be as grown-ups. We may see their work ethic develop, or watch as they take a principled stance at school. We might also catch them bullying, cheating, or lying. 

Some of us look back on our teenage years with fondness as we recall the freedom, friends, and fun we had. A sense of nostalgia might have us smiling about a simpler time, but sometimes we forget the pressures that go along with being young.

Adults get to declare their choices for local government elected officials on October 20. Although young people cannot yet participate in this democratic opportunity, it’s a perfect time to think and talk together about leadership. 

Young people value play, discovery, and connection – those are the things that are important to all of us when we are little. Do you remember how easy it was to laugh and make friends when you were a kid?

Your teenager may pull away from family time, he may spend evenings on his phone in a private bubble, or she might start hanging out with people that you find questionable. How are we supposed to support and guide our teens when they resist our presence?
 

Teenagers are still assembling a picture of the universe and they need our support. How can you be close with your teen who is building their independence? I will explain some options using a lens of equality to give examples.