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VIDEO: A day in the life of a SACY youth worker

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Ted Holkestad is a youth engagement worker for SACY (Supporting and Connecting Youth), a substance use health promotion initiative. The joint partnership between the Vancouver School District and Vancouver Coastal Health engages Vancouver parents, teachers, students, administrators and the greater community to strengthen school-based alcohol and drug prevention and early-intervention programs and policies.

In the video Holkestad shares details of his various daily responsibilities, the importance of making connections with students and staff,  how he finds ways to reach out to students despite the COVID-19 pandemic and what he finds rewarding about his work.

Learn more about Supporting And Connecting Youth (SACY) - Substance Use Health Promotion Initiative.

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