This week we celebrated the successful completion of our first Healers of Tomorrow program! I am so blessed to have learned from these youth this spring. We had ten exciting sessions. Based on the feedback survey from our students we learned:
I appreciated these student's participation and curiosity and I hope that this experience will help them grow as youth leaders. We are planning on using the summer months to plan the program for the next school year, so I hope you don't miss my blog posts too much in the meantime!
One of the major learning goals of our Healers of Tomorrow program is to grow our definition of health and healing. On May 13 our youth visited Point Defiance Zoo and Aquarium to learn about wildlife and veterinary medicine. The animals were active when we arrived right at zoo opening time! We especially got up close and personal with a polar bear and a peacock. We were able to see how animal's lives affect human lives through the ecosystem we share and the many gifts that animals give to us. Keep scrolling to see more from our adventure!
On April 29 our Healers of Tomorrow visited the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. This visitor's center is a beautiful homage to giving and also an interactive learning experience. Education, Poverty, and Global Health are the three focus areas of the foundation. Our students were able to understand and relate to the importance of these these principles through their faith which also emphasizes seeking knowledge and addressing poverty and inequity with continuous charity.
We saw real examples of innovations that save lives, and learned about what it really takes to build trust and work together to get success in problem solving and building a healthier future.
The Healers loved the tour but their favorite part was at the end when they got to build some of their own designs and ideas for the future. Please scroll through the pictures to see what they did :)
In Peace and Health,
MHP Healers of Tomorrow
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