Trails has taught me to be inclusive and see the value in all humans. I learned survival skills like how to build a tent and make a fire. I was never the outdoors type but now I really do like being out in nature. Trails gives me an opportunity to be away from my television and laziness. I now know how to be supportive and encourage my friends in activities and knowing the importance of sportsmanship over winning.
I value Trails because there’s a lot of useful information I learned such as camping skills, how to cook, teamwork and leadership. I know I am not done learning what Trails has to offer and I want to continue growing. By completing this program, I know it will help me grow into a man with valuable skills. Trails also motivates me for University and that it is possible for me. It’s nice knowing that my education is supported and that there is nothing that can stop me from attending University. Since I have been in Trails, my family has been even more proud of me and excited to see me succeed. Trails gives me hope of becoming the person I was meant to be. When I grow up I want to become an engineer and I know that the skills and support I get from Trails will help me get there.
I will try to stay in Trails for the 5th year and be a role model for the younger kids. I will continue to volunteer in my community centre to give back to my community. I learned the skills to better behave myself at home and to watch the way I speak to others. I am better at communicating my feelings and I want to be an example of how a mature adult would act.