LITGROUPS is part of Westman Youth For Christ, where
“We believe in a community of hope where no young person has to go hungry – physically, emotionally, relationally or spiritually.”
Within that vision, LITGROUPS exist to facilitate literary competence and excellence in the youth of Brandon through caring relationships and community partnerships.
We are LITGROUPS: Linguistic Inspiration Together.
We believe that literacy enables youth to communicate and therefore impacts all their relationships. It impacts self confidence, including success in and out of school, and it helps develop thinking skills. And, literacy vastly impacts employability and future job opportunities. Really, is there any aspect of life that is not, directly or indirectly, impacted by literacy?
We believe that youth can learn. Often, youth are curious and willing to try new things; they are not stuck. We also believe that youth need a larger community and circle of influence of caring, consistent and productive role models in their lives in order to thrive – for inspiration, modelling, healthy boundaries, challenge and wider awareness.
We believe that following Jesus is the best way to live; it is the oil in the engine for fulfilling our potential of all that we are meant to be. At LITGROUPS, faith informs our content choices, our conduct towards youth, and the quality of relationships that we strive for with youth, volunteers and our wider community. And, we believe that God cares and hears our prayers; prayer matters – so we as staff and volunteers pray together for all aspects of LITGROUPS.