Monday, April 12, 2021

I love questions - to be asked & to ask of you.

Will you ask me a question?"
I ask sometimes ... here is one person with a question.....

So I had to dig back in time to understand my past journey - AND now - it all impacts on me now in my BECOMING.
I trust you will receive my stumbling as the best I could offer outside a personal dialogue with you.
I also hope that this question and reflective answer will add to our reflective/learning process and Becoming - as we share together.
So here it is - thank you so much for taking the trouble to ask me a question.


What or who inspired you to start working with young people?

When I was aged 15 I was carpeted at my youth club and was told I was unmanageable and had to go. BUT they gave me another option - to become a leader and look after a group of boys - the disruptive ones. So I started when I was a YP. My leaders trusted me, undeservingly, to give me opportunities.That is why I believe in participation and sharing responsibility such as having young people on Boards and Senior Staff Team meetings. That was one of the most significant events in my life. Thank you for asking Jon. 
Keyword answer:: 
Trust Risk Participation Valuing.