Lacrosse camp helps build skills in detained youth – Wawatay News

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Lacrosse camp helps build skills in detained youth

Tuesday September 18, 2012

Aboriginal youth detained in Thunder Bay had the chance to develop leadership and life skills through a weeklong lacrosse development camp.

Professional lacrosse players from the National Lacrosse League brought their skills and lessons to the Justice Ronald Lester Youth Centre, where they spent the week of Sept. 10-14 training with the youth.

The idea is to develop leadership skills in the youth so that when they are released, they can bring the sport of lacrosse to their community.

“It’s through sport and play that could help the youth realize that they have the potential to be anything,” said Lauren Simeson, a support and development officer with Right to Play.

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