Among our older kids, there is another opportunity to belong and contribute. Those turning 12 have a chance to join our leadership development program. Most of those volunteering at our after-school program and our summer camp are young people between the ages of 14 and 20. Early in January, we treated 42 of our 58 volunteers to a night of bowling and pizza. For some this was a “first” as their cultures reserve bowling for men only. Among those in attendance were those New Canadians who joined our soccer camp kitchen team last August. Friendships were strengthened while everyone reconnected.