City looking for youth council members
Campbell River Youth Council (Supplied by the City of Campbell River)
The city is looking for Campbell River youth council members to give their say on community issues.
It’s looking for innovative and motivated students in grades nine to 12 who would like to be apart of the Youth Action Committee. The committee provides city council with a youth perspective on a wide range of topics such as safety, recreation, transportation, and the environment.
It also allows youth members to learn more about local government and develop valuable skills for resumes and post-secondary applications. Last year’s Youth Council Chair, Anna Bissonette, says it’s a great opportunity for anyone looking to make new friends who share similar interests.
“YAC allowed me to connect with students I had never talked to before, and brainstorm with them to help better the City. I did not have a significant chance to share my concerns or ideas for the community until this committee, and that is by far why YAC was the greatest part of my high-school years,” said Bissonette.
The YAC launches again this fall with a workshop at the beginning of October. Application forms are available at school offices, city hall or online and will be accepted until September 30th at 4:30pm.
If you have any questions or would like to learn more about the YAC, email [email protected].