Meet a Heritage Hero: Sinoah Storm-Talbot
Meet Sinoah, one of our Heritage Heroes. Sinoah is currently in her 4th year of the Teacher Education Program at the University of the Fraser Valley in Abbotsford, BC. Sinoah completed her Social Services Diploma at UFV last year, and has already attained years of experience in the childcare industry. Active in volunteering with her church and a youth mentor in her community, Sinoah loves to dedicate her time to teaching and helping youth and children grow and develop.
Sinoah answered a few of our Heritage Heroes questions…
ON BEING A TEACHER:
I want to be a teacher because I want kids to know they have potential, that somebody cares about them, and I want them to have fun… I think it’s important for kids to know that just because they’re young or they’re little that they’re not too little or they’re not too young to do what they want to do.
ON HAVING A HERITAGE RESP:
“Between my RESP, scholarships, and part time work, I have been able to avoid a student loan, and remain 100% debt free. If I didn’t have an RESP, I wouldn’t have gone to university. Being the first in my family to go through post-secondary education is a huge accomplishment.”
ON VOLUNTEERING WITH CHILDREN:
“Currently, I volunteer in my church’s nursery (for age 0-2), every Sunday morning for 2 hours, as well as special events. I am also a junior high (grade 6-8) youth leader; on Wednesday nights I help lead youth, as well as camps and events, and I do contact work (1:1 visits) during the week. I am also a mentor for a grade 8 girl through Abbotsford Restorative Justice.”
ON HER MENTORS:
“My parents have always pushed me to work hard for what I want to achieve, and have supported my choices. My youth leader and young adult leaders have also been role models in showing me how to persevere academically and career-wise.”
Thanks to Sinoah for her participation and for being one of our Heritage Heroes. We can’t wait to see where her future endeavours take her.
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