Cochrane Youth Council

Cochrane Youth Council

Cochrane Youth Council is gearing up to start, and we are looking for 2017-2018 members! Participants will be selected based on submitted applications.

Below outlines a few of the important aspects of Youth Council. A more detailed account will be given to you as you are accepted.

Mission Statement:
The Cochrane Youth Council will actively and responsibly represent the youth in Cochrane and Area and be a strong voice that helps advocate positive change in the community.

Purpose:
1. To better engage youth in the community.
2. Bridge the gap of information between schools and present common issues to Town Council.
3. To act as a collective voice for youth in the community and express ideas and opinions to Town Council.
4. To act as leaders in the community to create a safe and inclusive youth culture.
5. To increase civic involvement among youth in the community.

Responsibilities of each member:
• Each member will attend Youth Council meetings and actively participate in council activities and contribute to making decisions.
• Each member is responsible to communicate information discussed in council meeting to their schools.
• Raise awareness of positive youth contributions in the community.
• Bring school and community questions, concerns and feedback affecting youth to council meetings.
• Report council progress and updates to school administration.
• Members will act as ambassadors in their schools, that peers feel comfortable going to and expressing their ideas, opinions, concerns, etc.
Youth Council Membership:
Members will be selected with the support of school administration. Youth will be selected based on their application and the following criteria:
• Youth must be a resident of Cochrane and surrounding area.
• Youth must be between grades 8-12 if representing a school.
• Community youth members must be between the ages of 13-24.
• Youth must exhibit leadership qualities in school and/or the community.
• Youth must exhibit an interest in being actively involved in the community.
• Able to commit to attending a monthly meeting for the duration of one year (Oct-June).

We ask that all applications be submitted NO LATER than October 11th, and our first meeting will take place on October 24th at the Boys & Girls Club Main location. (111 5th Ave). Please email your applications to ycouncil@bgccochrane.ca or drop them off at the Boys & Girls Club.

Submit your application today!  Any questions or concerns, please don’t hesitate to contact us

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