Mom & Me Breakfast

July 10th, 2014

Each year leading up to graduation, we have a “Mom & Me” breakfast event where our students can enjoy a special breakfast with their little ones and we can all celebrate the culmination of the school year. Our talented cooks whipped up some special breakfast treats and our young moms enjoyed socializing with staff and teachers alike.

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This year, after breakfast, we had a special presentation where students were able to share their talents with their peers. One of our students pre-recorded a spoken word poem, and one of our graduates serenaded us with an original song.

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We also said a bittersweet farewell to two of our teachers, Deidre Barnabe and Barb McInnes, who are both taking on new career challenges in the realm of education. Each student shared a personal message with each teacher, and then offered her a long-stemmed red rose. By the end of this heartwarming presentation, some tears had been shed, and each teacher had a full bouquet of roses to take home.

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Another teacher who was with us this year was Theresa Stanistreet. Theresa worked with us at Youville last summer during our Summer School Art program, and she returned this year for the second half of the year. To thank her for her hard work, the students offered Theresa a lovely summer bouquet of flowers.

Mom and Me Breakfast Grad 2014 040It was a lovely way to celebrate the 2013-2014 year, and it is always so wonderful to have events where our young moms can spend more time with their children.