Aaron’s story: support amid childhood grief
Last summer, young Aaron experienced something none of us would want a child to suffer: the sudden and traumatic loss of the father figure in his life. In the wake of this horrible loss, Aaron longed to get back to his friends and classmates at the United Way Summer Slide program offered through Blacks Harbour…
Mary’s story: a life of deep poverty
It was an innocent question from staff at the Saint John YMCA as they welcomed four-year-old Mary on the first day of the Y’s pre-Kindergarten program. “Do you colour at home with your mom?” Mary’s answer is something the staff member with her will never forget. “No,” Mary replied, “we don’t have crayons at home.”…
Mohamed’s story: Chasing his dream in Canada
Mohamed Hassan Mohamed came to Canada – and Saint John – in 2019, eager to forge a new life for himself. Originally from Somalia, he settled here intent on leveraging the business degree he earned years earlier at the University of Malaysia. More than anything, he wanted to become a Certified Professional Accountant, or CPA….