Rebound celebrating its 35th anniversary

As part of celebration, organization is hosting drop-in on Saturday, November 2

Carrie McEachran is executive director of Sarnia-Lambton Rebound, now celebrating its 35th anniversary.

–Sarnia-Lambton Rebound is celebrating 35 years of helping youth and the organization is acknowledging this important milestone with an anniversary celebration.

Founded in 1984 when three Sarnia citizens, Dee Cox, Terry Fitzgerald and Barry Symington, came together to respond to the needs identified by youth in the community. Sarnia-Lambton Rebound has grown immensely and is now a local and provincial leader in life skills facilitation, education, and cognitive skill development.

Rebound started out in the basement of a church, then moved to a local high school and eventually in 2008 to its current location, the Dow Centre for Youth (at 10 Lorne Crescent, Sarnia).

Sarnia-Lambton Rebound also has offices in Petrolia and Forest and offers programming to youth in the County. Having successfully served over 40,000 young people across the County of Lambton, each Rebound Program strives to meet its Mission: ‘to be a caring partner in the successful development of youth.”

“I’m thrilled to see how the seeds of compassion and education to help the youth in our community have grown at Rebound over the decades,” said co-founder Barry Symington.”There are thousands of positive stories that have been produced at Rebound, because of the amazing volunteers and staff who have a passion for the youth in our community! It truly takes a village to raise a child!”

As part of the anniversary, past and present volunteers, board members, staff, community members and alumni are being invited to submit their personal stories, remarks and experiences about how Rebound touched their lives using the hashtag – #PartOfYourStory on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

The stories can also be emailed to [email protected].

On Saturday, November 2, 2019, from 1 p.m. to 4:p.m., an anniversary celebration will take place at Rebound – 10 Lorne Crescent, Sarnia.

Organizers hope as many people will drop by for cookies and refreshments.

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