4/28/21: This was a night of many firsts. This is our first EYFP Program here at EBCI, our first families, and our first session. As Jenny Han stated, “Firsts are best because they are beginnings.”
Our EBCI EYFP families started their first session at the EBCI Extension office on April 28th. I was able to build new relationships with families I haven’t had the opportunity to know before now. We shared family time together and ate a hot meal with all the proper safety precautions, laughing and talking about our day. In our first meeting, Session A, the youth and parents spent time discussing group expectations.
While the youth got to play a fun skittles game that involved sharing something about who they are, the parents discussed the developmental stages of youth. Our EBCI caregivers discussed the changes they’ve noticed about their own youth such as physical, intellectual, moral, spiritual, psychological, social, and emotional development. Their youth are going through a lot. We all enjoyed the first session and are looking forward to many more laughs and new discussions in future meetings.