Updated Oct 21
The Resource Opportunities Centre (ROC) in partnership with Nicole R. Slaunwhite of Two Certainties Law, is pleased to announce its recent award of a $10,000 grant from the Democracy 250 Youth Engagement Legacy Trust. These funds will be used to establish the first ever Prospect Road Youth Council.
The ROC is inviting applications from youth attending grade 6 through 12, in the Prospect Road area who are interested in becoming members of the Prospect Road Youth Council. The activities of the Council will focus on learning about various levels of government and engaging students in community involvement and volunteerism. Youth will be supported in bringing about social change by way of petitions, letter-writing campaigns, and media literacy training.
The program will be run after school one day per week, throughout the school year. There will be an additional special event each month (eg. – educational tours, volunteerism opportunities).The goal of the program is to empower junior high and high school students to bring about social change through democracy and engaging students in community involvement and volunteerism.Students will participate in 5 hours of volunteerism or services as election officers in the field. (eg. – Information Officers at Polling Stations).
Iain Rankin, MLA for the electoral district of Timberlea-Prospect, has committed to putting forward a resolution recognizing the program and participating individuals, including student participants.
Students will receive a certificate of recognition from the Nova Scotia House of Assembly.
The Prospect Road Youth Council is a great experience to add to a resume.
Program Contact Information:
Nicole R. Slaunwhite – email@example.com – 902-471-4244
Hadeel R. Dalloul – hadeel.Dalloul@msvu.ca – 902-877-8676
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Apply today !
Applications are available online at www.centre.prospectcommunities.com or at the PRCC Front Desk!
Deadline has been extended – please contact Nicole or Hadeel to apply.
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