GO “MYS” GO
WHAT A SEASON FOR THE WINNIPEG JETS ! It all ended last week after a
great run on the road to the Stanley Cup. Go Jets Go was felt internationally, nationally,
provincially and here at MYS!! We are very proud of our Winnipeg Jets and look forward to
The Jets proved that with hard work, determination, focus and team work you can
succeed. This approach is no different than what happens daily
at MYS, as our team strives to produce the very best outcomes for our youth and their families.
The goals scored are as diverse as the people we serve but include; academic success,
graduating from post secondary school, maintaining family connections, finding a job and
living independently. These are important milestones that occur daily with minimal fan fare.
The MYS heroes don’t sign contracts and make millions of dollars, but are
dedicated to helping Manitoba youth and their families achieve their goals.
I witnessed a "GAME WINNING GOAL" first hand when an MYS team member worked with
multiple agencies to host a large family visit. The family included siblings ranging from 18 years to 1 year
old. The family visit was lovingly arranged with games, food and lots of photos to mark the event.
This was the first time some of the children HAD ever met. I couldn’t help but stop by on
numerous occasions to marvel at the family enjoying THEIR special day. Everyone agreed
the visit was a huge success and A second visit is already planned. Congratulations to
everyone who assisted in the planning and coordination of this invaluable opportunity for
On May 21 I had the privilege of attending the Tallman Foundation 10thAnniversary
Graduation Ceremony. It was so heartwarming to hear the stories as many Tallman
students shared their experiences and their appreciation at being able to attend post-secondary
because of scholarships they had received. The foundation provides financial
support but almost more importantly provides ongoing emotional assistance by creating a family that
shares and cares for each other. Thank you Cathy, Bob, Matt and Marc, for your commitment to youth
in Manitoba. You are truly champions!!
I continue to feel so blessed to live and work in a province with so many champions. MYS
would not exist if it wasn’t for the generosity of Manitobans. I continue to ask a lot of
questions, learn something new about MYS everyday and I never stop thinking about the
needs of the families and youth we serve. I am excited to be part of the MYS team as
we help our clients score big!!