Vegreville & District Family & Community Support Services (FCSS) & the Vegreville Rotary Club have an exceptional opportunity for youth who are interested in making a change in their community and want to learn the skills needed to make it happen!
This new program is called Youth Making A Change (YMAC) for youth in grades of 10-12 who are interested in partnering with others in the community and are passionate about making a difference. Members will be required to demonstrate a combination of experience and interests with the following topics: volunteerism, leadership, community development, and community engagement.
The Vegreville Rotary Club and Vegreville &District FCSS got together to create a program that elevates youth voices, and gives them the opportunity to contribute to community programming, while providing young people with a unique opportunity to be the drivers of their own ideas from conceptualization to implementation.
So what does this program look like? There are four components. Step 1 is to take part in interactive sessions which are designed to give youth the skills and tools they need to be successful. Step 2 is when youth are matched with a non-profit board to put their skills into practice. Step 3 brings the youth back together to address a community topic that is important to them. Step 4 allows YMAC members to blog about their experiences. The time requirement, per month, is up to 5 hours and the project runs from Oct 31 to June 5, 2017.
We all are to encourage a youth whom you feel would be perfect for this new and exciting opportunity.
Julie Gottselig, Vegreville & District FCSS Manager
Town of Vegreville
Sept 28, 2016