Hooray! This year's Healers of Tomorrow (H.O.T) program kicked off to a great start last week. We were so excited to meet our new team this year. We have a group of 10 superstars aged 13-17 who come to us from several different schools in the area. They've had diverse experiences with health including helping family members manage chronic diseases like diabetes and asthma, experiencing operations of their own, or witnessing complex challenges such as mental health care in their community. All of them share a desire to become a better person and learn together through this opportunity. They also have fortified funny bones -- our favorite joke from an applicant: "Why did the banana go to the hospital? Because it wasn't peeling well!"
We got the conversation going with a big question-- what IS health? We all have a different answer! What do you think? Who are healers? Are you a healer?
Our Healers were ready to work together on an asset mapping exercise. We learned together that the key to empowerment is amplifying assets, and that often problems or challenges are our resources in disguise!
It was great to start getting to know each other and to lay the ground work for everything will be doing this year. Stay tuned... we have so many cool activities coming up!
In Peace and Health,
MHP Healers of Tomorrow
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