Youth Healers Stand Up! Has been busy this summer engaging youth at Youth Emergency Service shelter for unaccompanied youth, as well as LGBTQ young people at Einstein PRIDE and Valley Youth House’s PRIDE Task Force. Here at PEC, we are joined by two of our youngest Healers who are interning with us for the summer. Get to know one of them below and learn about our Heal the Future Conference coming up August 24th!
My name is Ciara Wideman and I am a new member to the Youth Healers Stand Up. I am 15 years old and I am working as a Resident HEALer Intern in the Policy department here at People’s Emergency Center with Youth Healers Stand Up. This is actually my first job!
I want to tell you a little bit about who I am. One day I hope to be a lawyer. I love all kinds of music, my favorite color is blue. My favorite sport is basketball and currently playing for Murrell Dobbins CTE High School. My religion is Islam and I’m the sweetest person you will ever meet.
I’m in a difficult living situation. I currently live in a shelter with my mom, brother, and sister. This is the reason I joined the Healers because I know how it feel to be homeless and no teenager should feel embarrassed about it.
I would love to learn more about the Healers throughout the summer because I would like to experience what they do to help the youth and the challenges they go through. I want to help the Healers support the youth to become something much more. Specifically this summer I will be working on holding visioning sessions here at PEC to help our youth come up with new programs, I will be helping with the Heal the Future conference, and doing a lot of work on policy.
For More information on the 2nd Annual Heal the Future Conference and to register, please click HERE
For info on last year's conference, please click HERE