Edmonton- Alberta January 21, 2013
Many children go through life not knowing they matter. They grow up not believing they matter. Shelley Streit is on a mission to make a difference, one child and one speech at a time.
Shelley Streit, local author and professional speaker, is on a mission to inspire and empower youth in care to be resilient and turn obstacles into opportunities. Author of the popular book
Beyond the Rear View Mirror, the inspiring story of how Shelley Streit defied the odds against her achieving success in life after a childhood spent in the child welfare system following experiences of abandonment, rejection, and abuse as a child. While Shelley could easily have slipped into a less-than-desirable lifestyle, she chose to forge ahead at every challenge or setback, each time taking one step closer to a richer and more successful life.
In Alberta, the number of youth at risk does not seem to decrease. Youth homelessness is an issue of increasing concern, and the incidents of bullying continue to plague playgrounds, schools and youth in care.
“These children are our future. They Matter. We need to believe in them by setting our judgments aside and giving them a chance in whatever way possible. Working with children and families who have experienced trauma can be exasperating. The staff working with high risk youth also matter.” says Streit.
“You make a difference
” is the theme of the keynote address that Streit will share at the upcoming Alberta Association of Services for Children and Families (AASCF) Annual Conference this week in Edmonton.
“It is vital to each and every community that the local organizations, services providers and professionals know the importance of their service and the difference it can make in a child’s future. It doesn’t take a lot for an individual to make a huge difference in the life of someone else,” says Streit.
To arrange an interview with Shelley Streit author and speaker please call
403 • 742 • 3856