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Youth Secretariat is currently accepting applications for the 2012/2013 Youth Advisory Panel for youth between 15 and 22 years of age from across Alberta

October 10, 2012 9:49 AM | Leann Hackman-Carty

Human Services is looking for new members to join the Youth Advisory Panel. Panel members will help shape provincial programs, awareness campaigns and laws. Alberta needs your enthusiasm  and ideas to help create a more caring, vibrant province for your children and grandchildren to enjoy.

 

It is our responsibility and commitment to encourage youth to voice their opin ions and experiences and for us to put those ideas into action.  This oppo1tunity will allow you to work with Alberta's decision  makers to influence decisions that affect you and your peers.

 

There are no limits to what we can learn by listeni ng to young Albertans and working side-by-side to find solutions to challenges  we face toget her. Our government is focused on results for Albertans, including our yo uth and we are asking for input directly from them to help influence positive changes in our communities.

 

If you know a young Albertan who displays leadership, a passion for helping others and a willingness to share and speak his or her mind, encourage  him or her to apply to the Youth Advisory Panel.

 

The Youth Secretariat is looking for diverse representation of youth from across the province. This includes you ng people with strong leadership sk ills, creativity and a passion for community  service and vol w1teerism. Human Services will be recruiting new members for the panel until October 31, 2012.

 

The Youth Advisory Panel was established  by the Ministry of Children and Youth Services in June 2000.

 

The panel is made up of 18 youth between the ages of 15 and 22 from across Albe1ta. The panel is chaired by MLA Matt Jeneroux, MLA for Edmonton-South  West.

 

Members are selected for a one-year term through an application process.

 

Panel members provide the Youth Secretariat with an ongoing youth perspective and help identify important issues for youth in Alberta. The Youth Advismy Panel meets four times each year to provide feedback to the government and advice on proposed strategies, recommendations and findings. Additionally, they also comment and make recommendations  on current initiatives and suggest ideas to improve the quality of services to youth.

 

Successful cand idates will have their travel and accommodation  expenses covered for meetings and will receive an honorarium during the time they serve.

 

Please do not hesitate to contact MLA Alana Delong if you have questions.

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