Working at Little Mountain Neighbourhood House as a child and youth programmer has been an amazing experience so far. Planning and facilitating multiple fun and educational after-school programs for elementary school students has been both a challenge and a pleasure. Our programs offer skills in cooking, arts, school subjects and more. I have gained tremendous communication skills with both my adult coworkers and the children/youth that I interact with. Developing bonds with the children and youth and seeing them become more comfortable and trusting of me has brought be great joy and it has been very rewarding to see the children grow their skills in different literacy categories such as academic, physical, cultural and much more.