(Moncton – July 6, 2022) – The YMCA Community Action Network is proud to announce their latest project; Be Your Best You: A Series of Youth Development Workshops. The Be Your Best You Workshop Series has been organized and developed by a group of young people that are passionate about increasing youth education around a variety of topics. The group has come together and enlisted the help of local professionals to offer community members an opportunity to learn about a variety of topics. Workshops will primarily take place at the YMCA Moncton North – 70 Twin Oaks Dr.

This workshop series is scheduled to take place on Sundays throughout the month of July. Topics covered include Environmental Wellness, Body Positivity, and Beginner Fitness & Safety. The series will begin on Sunday, July 10th with a workshop on Environmental Wellness. This workshop is designed to give young people an understanding of the small ways they can make a positive impact on helping the environment. It will include a presentation from Eco360 on composting.

The second workshop will focus on Body Positivity and take place on Sunday, July 17th. Youth will have the opportunity to talk about their own experiences learning to love their bodies and hear from a local Anti-Diet Certified Personal Trainer and Nutrition Coach. Beginner Fitness and Safety will take place on Sunday, July 24th and is designed to teach people the basics of proper form when using equipment, safety precautions, and time in the gymnasium.

The series is will end on Sunday, August 7th with a Fun Field Day at the Dobson Field in Riverview. Admittance to all events is free. The field day will offer people of all ages an opportunity to come out, have some fun, play activities, gain valuable skills, and win prizes!

YCAN participants have been working together on Be Your Best You since March 2022 and are looking forward to watching their project come to fruition.

The YMCA Community Action Network is a national program that works with youth between the ages of 15-30. Participants are asked to come together, select a community issue they are passionate about, and develop a service project to address the issue. The group ends their time in YCAN by watching their service project come to fruition and delivering it to the community.