Membership Interview Month with Trent
In our fourth interview we caught up with Trent, Fed member and one of our SCM MC's! Check out our News section on our website to read more interviews from membersh month and follow us on Instagram to be notified as they go up
How long have I been a part of the Fed?
I became a member in 2015. Britta Peterson (a former youth worker) brought a group of youth from Kw'umut Lelum to the SCM ( the Fed's youth retreat) in Squamish
Why did you decide to join up?
There were so many great people! I felt really comfortable and felt like I could be myself around the people there, I felt like I fit in.
What would you say to a young person who is considering becoming involved with the Fed?
I would say do it! It is a very positive way to take care of problems and a positive way to meet new people and make new friends and develop leadership skills.
What is my favorite Fed memory?
Probably the Halloween party that we have at the SCM's. Another favorite memory was at the last retreat when I was writing on the back of a friends shirt and another youth was writing on my shirt. It was my favorite memory because even though we are all foster kids, we are still able to have fun. I love the feeling of being united with other foster kids.
How has being involved in the Fed impacted my life?
If it wasn't for the Fed and the last SCM I would not be part of the Nanaimo Aboriginal Centre's Youth Advisory Council that I am now a member of. I was asked to be a part of the YAC at the SCM in November. Being a part of the YAC has been a positive impact on my life, I am able toh elp other youth in the community and it helped me to gain sobriety.
Which of the Fed's programs is most important to you?
The SCM's, because it is a two or three day getaway to go eat, meet new people, do workshops and meet faciliators and get information