1/7/21: Session E of Powerful Communities in Carteret County was a good one. The youth discussed the adult influences in their lives. They talked about what adults in their learning world, community, and family that have made a positive impact on their lives. One youth stated that her parents and church leaders were very influential in her life. The youth got to write a “Thank You” note to the adult in their life that was the most impactful. Several youth chose one of their parents, and rightfully so. Parents and caregivers serve a big role in shaping who they are as young teens. One youth wrote a heartfelt “Thank You” note to her mother thanking her for loving and nurturing her to becoming the intelligent and mature person she is today.
The adults participated in a trivia game about the county they live in. There was a lot of history that some of the adults didn’t know about in Carteret County. This trivia game was fun and educational. Caregivers also talked about what community support was available to them and their families. The caregivers were surprised to learn about community organizations they knew nothing about.