Youth Action Council

Are you interested  in making a difference in your community?

Do you want to have your voice heard?

Are you tired of limited youth options?

If YES, check out the Wellington North Youth Action Council!

Everyone is welcome!

What is a Youth Action Council?
A Youth Action Council is a youth-driven, grassroots initiative made up of local youth volunteers, aged 13-24.

Who can join?
Anyone between the ages of 13-24 who lives, works or goes to school in Wellington North (Mount Forest, Arthur, Kenilworth and surrounding areas) is welcome to join! We hope to work with youth who have a variety of interests and ideas!

What is the time commitment?
Approximately 3 hours a month! We will have 2 meetings a month for 1.5 hours each.

Members decide the direction they want to take and proceed from there

Members have an opportunity to create change in their community and make a difference in the issues that affect youth.

This is a chance to have their voice heard!

Every Youth Action Council is UNIQUE! These are just some of the projects that other Youth Action Councils have done:

  • Plan events like Coffee Houses, Ambush the Arts, Pride Prom

  • Connect with different service groups about new volunteer opportunities

  • Partner with agencies and foundations to raise money for causes that matter to you

  • Speak at Council Meetings and much more!

What can you expect?
By being part of the Wellington North Youth Action Council, you will:

  • Design and plan events
  • Give youth a voice in the community
  • Share your ideas
  • Learn how to set up and plan meetings
  • Gain skills for future employment
  • Work with adults who value your opinion
  • Meet new people
  • Get volunteer hours
  • Make a difference
  • Spread the word about youth events
  • Advise local Council and businesses to ensure a youth perspective is kept in mind
  • Partner with existing community groups
  • Become involved in and/or start new initiatives
  • Provide input about programs and opportunities available to youth
  • Make a difference in the issues that affect youth
  • Have fun!

And so much more!

Drop in anytime, we are happy to have you!

2017 Youth Action Council meeting dates
All meetings start at 6pm and are held at the New Growth Family Centre, 211 Birmingham St, Mount Forest) the 2nd and 4th Thursday of each month:
 

Adult Allies:

Gabriella Ieropoli
Community Youth Resiliency Worker gieropoli@mountforestfht.com
1-800-265-7293 ext 7603

Trish Wake
Community Administrator with the Mount Forest Chamber of Commerce chamber@mountforest.ca
519-323-4480

April Marshall
Tourism, Marketing & Promotions Manager with the Township of Wellington North amarshall@wellington-north.com
519-848-2620 ext 30

Youth Allies:

Lucas Rodriguez
Graphic Design, Creative Coordinator with the Wellington North Youth Action Council lucasrodriguez.est1994@gmail.com
519-313-1167