EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR - Lynne Teneycke
Lynne Teneycke, Executive Director of Group Group Youth (GGY), brings a wealth of knowledge, experience, and creativity to the Drop-In Centre. She attended Matthew Halton High School and in 1992, as a single working mom, earned a Bachelor of Social Work degree through the University of Calgary. She has been employed with GGY since that time and has enthusiastically seen the Society through the challenges of a non-profit organization.
Lynne has served on, and continues to serve on, various Boards and Committees in the community. She currently sits on the Child and Youth Care Advisory Committee at Lethbridge College and the Police Advisory Committee of Pincher Creek.
Lynne has spent nearly 20 years as a foster parent with close to 20 youngsters being placed in her home over those years; most of them staying long-term.
Always a country girl at heart, Lynne also runs a small cow/calf operation at the foot of the Porcupine Hills and stays actively involved with immediate and extended family.
EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR'S MESSAGE
Being involved with a community's youth has provided me with a very interesting perspective. It's been a continuous learning experience.
Many of the kids who attended the Drop-In during those early years now have children of their own. And, yes, we now see some of them taking part in Group Group Youth programming as well. I feel privileged to be able to see so many youngsters mature and grow to follow their dreams.
Our youth are indeed our future. Much appreciation to those who support and contribute to the well-being of our community's young people.
STAFF MEMBER- Jessica Mrazek
Jessica Mrazek, a part-time staff member, assists in daily operations in many ways. You'll see Jessica working away in the office on admin duties, hanging out with kids and chaperoning trips.
Jessica brings skills from past volunteer efforts including four years as a youth representative with her hometown Stewardship Council and two years as a community member with Athabasca's relationship abuse prevention committee.