Campbell River teenagers who want to have a say in city activities or policies will have a chance to do it this fall, with COVID-19 precautions.
The city’s Youth Action Committee (YAC) is going virtual, and new members are now encouraged to join.
“We’re looking for young people, grades 9 to 12,” says city manager Deborah Sargent. “This is a huge opportunity for youth to have their say on civic matters and to help shape the community’s future.”
YAC provides city staff and council members with a youth perspective on community topics like safety, recreation, transportation, downtown revitalization, promoting a youth-friendly city, and the environment.
Members learn about local government and develop valuable skills for resumes and post-secondary applications.
“In response to the pandemic, YAC meetings were temporarily suspended last March,” says committee liaison Laura Hougham.
“We now have the green light to proceed on a virtual platform, which will involve youth in meaningful engagement opportunities where their perspectives can influence positive community change.”
YAC launches again this fall with a workshop at the beginning of October.
Application forms for the Youth Action Committee are available through school offices, City Hall or online here.
Applications will be accepted until October 2nd at 4:30pm at school offices, City Hall, or by email to [email protected].
To learn more, send an email to [email protected].