Thank A Youth Worker Day 2013
The Abbotsford Youth Commission in partnership with the University of the Fraser Valley brought the initiative to encourage employers, funders, youth, and parents to thank Youth Workers for everything they do.
Thank a Youth Worker Day was May 2nd, 2013. The Abbotsford Youth Commission in partnership with the University of the Fraser Valley brought the initiative to Abbotsford to encourage employers, funders, youth, and parents to thank Youth Workers for everything they do. The AYC distributed pre-made posters and post-it note packages to get the process started. If you were missed and want to receive a package next year please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
In 2013 numerous organizations participated. Here’s some of the ways Youth Workers were thanked:
Just a few of the testimonials collected after Thank A Youth Worker Day 2013! Sounds like a day well spent celebrating those who give so much of themselves to help youth! This year, the AYC partnered with the University of the Fraser Valley to distribute premade posters and post it notes to be filled with positive affirmations for all of Abbotsford’s hardworking youth workers!"We got chocolates and a super nice card”- MCFD Contracted Service Provider
“We received a personal thank you and delicious M+M’s”- AYC Staff
“I had a poster board FULL of lovely notes from my kids. It is nice to see what some of the kids have to say. Thanks to whoever put the paper up outside of my office.”- School Youth Worker
“Thank you so much to AYC for taking initiative in thanking youth workers around the community. All the Managers at Abbotsford Community Services read and circulated the letter and “sticky notes” that you had sent. This afternoon at the Multicultural Department meeting, we all had cake to celebrate the awesome work of our youth workers. It was very well received.”- Abbotsford Community Services Employee
At the Abbotsford City of Character Leadership Forum, the emcee Deputy Chief Rick Lucy encouraged participants to thank the Youth Workers at their tables and in their organizations as this event fell on Thank a Youth Worker Day.
“It was a great surprise to come into work and find this awesome poster on my door!”- New Beginnings Youth Worker