Loryn is an incredible leader generating change by bringing youth together. In the video, Loryn talks about leaning into the strength of community, choosing to focus on what matters most , and “believing in yourself, even when others don’t.” She’s a member of our Youth Leadership Council, and she’s doing inspiring work to build the type of connected, supportive community our Okanogan County youth deserve.
Questions to deepen the discussion:
Loryn’s group cultivates strength, confidence, and resilience among young women. When faced with adversity, the group decided to stay focused on what mattered most to them. What are some other ways youth gain resilience and live out their values and how can our communities support them?
Pregnant and parenting teens are at higher risk of experiencing violence in their relationship. Talking with youth about what a healthy relationship looks and feels like is critical to lowering teen pregnancy rates and ensuring that parenting youth can have the future they want for themselves. What factors influence whether or not our youth have healthy and loving relationships? What are some ways we can promote positive, loving relationships here, in Okanogan County?