2017 CBRM Youth Council to hold first meeting on January 10
SYDNEY, NS - Youth aged 14-18 who are interested in making a positive impact in our community are encouraged to join the CBRM Youth Council.
The CBRM Youth Council enables young citizens to share ideas and to play a role in shaping the future of the CBRM. It also provides opportunities for youth to embrace their leadership and decision-making skills, while engaging with peers and community members.
The first meeting will be held on Tuesday, January 10, 2017 at 4:00 pm in the Community Room at City Hall, located at 320 Esplanade, Sydney (enter from the boardwalk level behind the City Hall building).
Some highlights and accomplishments of the previous youth council included supporting youth in the community by funding initiatives like a floor hockey league in Glace Bay, the Whitney Pier Youth Club, Undercurrent Youth Centre, Jumpstart, Lifeline Syria and Youth Peer Tutoring (EPIC), as well as hosting Nobel Prize winner Art McDonald for a meet and greet, where several young people had the opportunity to meet with one of science’s top achievers.
The Youth Council will meet through the months of January to May and will break for the summer, resuming in October, 2017.