We have a new crew for the 2020-2021 session of Youth Council.
Raphael Jagorin, Braden Oishi, Noah Ali, Robert Preville, Jyles Holt, Daniel Palisoc, Dylan Falardeau, Maggy Wolfing, Kieran Bradbury, Andrew Vander Haeghe, and Morgan Nelson.
What is it?
The Edson Youth Council will consist of up to 12 youth. They will work closely with the Mayor, two Town Councillors, and have administrative support from a Community Development Coordinator.
The purpose of Youth Council is to provide Youth with a platform to let their voices to be heard and to have a positive impact. It will provide Youth with better opportunities to become connected and meaningfully involved in their community.
What is required of Council members?
Members of Youth Council will be required to attend monthly meetings, represent youth perspectives on issues at these meetings, volunteer at community events, and work with Town Council representatives to address youth needs in the community. Meetings are the first Monday of every month at 5 pm held in Council Chambers at the Town Office. Masks must be worn for the meetings.
What are the benefits of being on Youth Council?
Benefits include a $500 bursary towards post-secondary education for every year of participation, the opportunity to learn about Local Government and how it affects them, and the opportunity to make an impact in their community while making Edson a better place for Youth. Did we also mention free pizza at meetings?
Who can apply?
Any youth living or attending school in Edson between the ages of 13 and 18.
How do I apply? Applications are now open!
Fill out the application form and have two references fill out reference forms. These can both be filled, saved and emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org or printed and written copies will also be accepted at the Town Office. Applications are due by Friday, September 17th, 2021.