Two weeks ago, we had our mid-year Launch for Lavender, our fourth Learning Community. This Learning Community is our mid-year group, which is designed for those who are unable to join in the fall or learn about CfY partway through the year.

On Friday, February 17, 40 students and mentors piled onto a bus and made the journey to Camp Colman for the weekend. As usual, it rained, but that did not stop new bonds and friendships from forming.

The Lavender group was unique, in that most participants were brand new to the program. Going away to camp with 40 strangers could be an intimidating experience. And we were so thrilled that the members of this group jumped in head first, challenging themselves to make connections and go beyond their comfort zone to explore new things.

We cannot wait to see how these relationships evolve, deepen and grow over time. Lavender is shaping up to be quite an amazing Learning Community!