Our mission is to help Ordinary Superparents see possibility through everyday adventure – in effect raising a generation who believe they can.
We work with ordinary parents to discover their inner superhero. No, this doesn’t mean doing it all alone – in fact it’s the opposite. We are about community. We are about being human, thriving in our intention to grow and making lots of mistakes while we do it. When you become a parent you do not need to stop being you. In fact, it’s all the more important that we be the best versions of ourselves, stretching what’s possible, so that we can show our kids how to do it too.
In 2011 we started out as 5 individuals trying to figure out our place in the world. We wanted to figure out what we are good at, make a difference in the world, and do it together. We experimented, explored, grew an astounding amount as people and made a pretty big different to the lives of many who were going through various types of change.
Now, in 2018, we’ve decided to focus our energies. Change is afoot. Many of our staff and volunteers took their learnings and moved onto new exciting adventures. Projects we started are now being led by incredible partners. Other events and initiatives have stopped. We put our focus glasses on and narrowed our community to parents. Why parents? Because that’s what Mel Findlater, our co-founder and the one that’s left, is passionate about.
Figuring out who you are and experimenting with what makes you come alive is hard…really freaking hard. It truly is a lifelong mission. Now, add in dirty diapers, bottles attached to babies or babies attached to nipples, little ones strapped to your back, toddlers learning who they are by saying no, little sleep, late nights and early mornings, school drop offs, and so much more. Being who you are as a person and as a parent….now that’s even harder. It’s so easy to lose ourselves in the everyday.
So, how do we keep in focus who we are as people as well as parents? That’s what we are here to figure out together. What we do know is adventure is one pretty amazing way. Adventure as a mindset. Adventures both big and small. Stretching ourselves and growing as human beings. Trying new things on our own and with our families.
So, in the spirit of adventure, our word for the year is courage. As we navigate the changes from the last 7 years of You Can Hub and embrace the incredible potential going forward. Join us for the ride!