"The whole team at Blue Collar is fantastic and you can tell that they really enjoy their jobs. You had to be there to see how the kids interacted with their group leaders, but it was evident to me that they got to these kids, and I am sure that the good influence will be life changing for some of the participants. I now really appreciate this phenomenal opportunity that was presented to us. I knew it was going to be good, it didn’t know that it was going to be FANTASTIC. I can’t say enough good things about this program...incredible!"
-Brenda Gardiner, Director of Community Services for Nazko First Nation
“My leadership skills have improved a lot. I’ve been able to help people along the way and I’ve been able to engage with people from all over who I never expected to meet,” says Bryse Houle, 2017 program graduate.
"... (I) got a lot of tickets and a lot of other things that could help me in life. I got to work all summer and it was good that I worked because where I stay there's nothing to do. I got to hang around with my friends and meet new ones."
-Jacob Clement, participant
"...it was the funnest summer I ever had. I learned a lot from this program.
I would like to do it again."
-Trevor Clement, participant
"They should keep the program going because I wouldn't mind going back. I liked all the work we did."
-Natalie McKenzie, participant
"I really liked it because I never got to do this stuff before. That gave me more experience and I would like to go back this year."
-Cochise Jimmie, participant
"I had lots of fun and learned a lot that can help me in the future."
-Dekota Alec, participant
"It was really fun learning how to brushsaw, and meeting people. I hope to go again this year."
-Marty Boyd, participant
"It was a good experience. I hope I get to do it again."
-Samantha Alec, participant
"I had learned a lot and had lots of fun too. I hope it stays open to other youth so they can learn the same things I have 'cause it's definitely a good experience and it opened my eyes to more opportunities that are out there."
-Miranda Laurent, participant
Dakota Thomas, 2017 Program Graduate
“I can see everybody here doing great things… becoming successful business owners, managers, and doing great things; not only for yourselves but for everybody around you,” says Dakota Thomas, 2017 program graduate
Cole Brown, 2017 Program Graduate
Sean Milton, 2017 Program Graduate