In June of 2008, a copy of the DVD “The Difference”, about a YouthOnPurpose project in Sweden from the mid 1990’s came to the attention of Lynn Thompson. She called Sandy Levey-Lunden’s number on the back of the DVD (in Bellingham Washington), and found out that she and Len Satov (of Vancouver BC Canada) were going to be on Vancouver Island the next day, her first return to the Island in 5 years. Some things in life obviously Want to Happen, and so the three of them met up the next day near Nanaimo, BC, to talk about recording a conversation, which happened a few days later after they had worked with a family “up island” in Campbell River. This 25 minute recording mostly happened at Yellow Point Lodge, with the conclusion at the ferry line-up when the two were leaving for Vancouver.
As of the middle of July 2008, the dates for the youth project (for ages 13-24 ---- now accepting applications) that are now confirmed at Camp Lutherwood are Sunday, August 24th, 4pm – Monday, September, 1st, 3:30. On September 1st the lunch for parents and guests will be 1-2pm for Lunch, and 2-3:30 for the final presentation.
Ten days of residence in a natural setting with a high facilitator to youth ratio. The youth will experience intense courses led by experienced coaches, guided by the youth’s personal stories and goals. The participants will also experience:
Exercises in leadership, trust, and teamwork. Physical activities that include a wide variety of outdoor adventures. Creative projects in art, drama, or music. Skill training in career development and personal marketing.
Year Long Follow-up: Weekly private and family sessions. Weekly support groups, unlimited phone support.
They are looking for donations also to support the youths who cannot pay.
The vision: Youth on Purpose is a program that teaches our children free, fearless communication. It awakens their innate ability to align with their own power and to use it to connect with their families, peers, and communities.
The mission: Our purpose is to facilitate, and bring clarity to the process of ending separation. In so doing, we remember our innocence and our Source, while recognizing it in others. We live and demonstrate our commitment to this process, to each other, to youth, to parents, peers, and our community at large. The process consists of deep, full, and clear communication, extending and receiving Love, releasing blocks to self-expression, and the clearing of all limiting beliefs.
The values: We are all equal. We celebrate learning and life. We celebrate the wonders of each individual.
Our Goals: Help youth find confidence in themselves. Provide life tools to help them accomplish their goals. Restore purpose, clarity and excitement to their lives. Rebuild trust in their future and in the future of the world. Release any conflict in their lives with any relationships and create peace, harmony, and wellness.
Youth on Purpose is a program founded by Sandy Levey-Lunden, seminar leader, life coach, and personal counselor. She has facilitated the program successfully several times in Sweden and this will be the first time that Youth on Purpose will be offered in the United States.
Youth On Purpose USA is a non-profit organization dedicated to bringing the YouthOn Purpose program to NW Washington area youth. Youth on purposeUSA.org is under construction, and will be completed by the end of July.
For Testimonials, Enrollment, and Documentary: YouthOnPurpose.org
More Info on Sandy: SandyLevey.com
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