An outcome of the 2018 FYP Tween Tour experience is a community of people that you spent meaningful time with. We all learned a lot about ourselves and each other and hopefully via this online forum, aka Alumni Hangout, we can continue to stay connected to each other for support and friendship.
You are all halfway through the school year and summer may be a distant memory. I hope your year is going great and have a strong group of friends that you can rely on. And even when you do, sometimes it is nice to reach out to others who are not part of your social circle when things come up and you would love to have a peer as a sounding board. This forum is a resource for you to have just that. This hangout is a private and safe space for you all to share things that are going on in your school, social, and home lives that you feel like sharing.
If you recall, you did pick up and/or experience some new skills during your week on the Mosquito Coast, ahem, I mean in the Uintahs. We practiced awareness of self, others, and the community; we learned a lot of physical and emotional resilience; we made connections to self, others, and the environment. You literally Found Your Path (to Elk Lake) and hopefully got to know yourself a bit more and metaphorically Found Your Path somewhat as well. You can share some highlights of your year so far, or maybe even some dilemmas that you have struggled with.
Here are ground rules:
I will monitor this blog. Posts should all be thoughtful, inclusive, appropriate and safe. The digital world is a miraculous and wonderful place but as we all know, it has also caused great pain for far too many people. This hangout is meant to be a tool for all Fyppers and Gurts to have a fun, private, and safe dialogue. Please do not share with others. Each of us have equal opportunity to post, comment, reply and/observe as much or as little as we'd like.
Let's give it a try and see how you like it. If you have suggestions to help it work better, let me know! This is about YOU tweens, not about the old Gurts.