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Keeping in Contact with Young People

For several years the RC Community has been assisting young RCers to keep using RC as they move away from home—for example, to college. Jenny Sazama and Megan Lynes are the two people overseeing this project.

We collect the names of young people who would like an RC ally to be a resource for them as they head off on their own. The ally is to stay in touch with them by phone—taking all the initiative, if necessary, for several months; listening to them; Co-Counseling with them (by phone or in person); helping them figure out how to be in contact with the local RC Community (if there is one); helping them figure out which new acquaintances might make good Co-Counselors; and more. We also have a list of people who want to be allies, and we would welcome more.

Young people and allies are put in contact with each other. Sometimes they already have a relationship, and sometimes they build one afresh. More than thirty pairs have been set up. Some pairs are quickly and wonderfully useful and some take time—but all are useful.

We would like your help with this project. We want to continue to build both the list of young people and the list of allies, and we ask your assistance in finding people to add to both lists. How about you? Are there others in your Community you could talk with about considering being a part of this project?

Send information to Megan Lynes, at <> or 23 Caesar Jones Way, Bedford, Massachusetts 01730, USA. If you e-mail, please put “Allies to Shifting Young People” in the subject line.

Thank you,
Tim Jackins

(Present Time 183, April 2016)

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