Aboriginal teens hopeful, uLethbridge study finds

November 25, 2010

According to a new University of Lethbridge survey, the vast majority of Aboriginal teenagers across Canada are dreaming big when it comes to their futures, but despite their hopes and aspirations, large numbers already suspect those dreams may not realize. The surveyed teens' top values are family life, friendship, freedom, and being loved, while their top goals are getting a good education and being successful. Despite hurdles such as money, lack of social support, and fear for one's safety, Aboriginal youth exhibit the potential for resilience. They have high hopes when it comes to education, careers, home ownership, being more financially comfortable than their parents, having good and lasting relationships, having children, and being involved in their communities. uLethbridge News