Vancouver, British Columbia YouthPolitik

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Type: Program

Status: Launched in 2006

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What is YouthPolitik?
YouthPolitik is the City of Vancouver's civic education and youth leadership development program for Vancouver residents aged 15 to 20. Offered since 2006, the program is designed by the City of Vancouver, Park Board, School Board, Library, the youth community and youth in the community. YouthPolitik provides young Vancouverites with an opportunity to explore issues that our city faces, build leadership skills and get hands-on experience in municipal governance, politics and project development.

Why should you be a part of YouthPolitik?

  • Nervous about speaking in public?
  • Want to learn more about things like urban arts & culture, sustainability or diversity?
  • How about how to fundraise for your project or talk to the media?
  • Want to be part of a great network of inspiring young citizens from all over Vancouver?

YouthPolitik will give you the opportunity to speak up about issues that matter to you, to work with community leaders, to enhance your own leadership skills, and be part of a great team of active young community leaders from all over Vancouver.

If you are between the ages of 15 – 20 and live in the city of Vancouver, we encourage you to apply for the upcoming YouthPolitik semester !!!

YouthPolitik 2009 : the full semester
The next full YouthPolitik semester will run for 3½ months from Jan 29th to May 7th 2009. Eighty participants will take part in a series of weekly evening sessions – exploring local government & urban issues, practicing leadership skills, role-playing City Council, Park Board & School Board, and working with elected officials & other community leaders.

Session topics include Urban arts & culture, Urban environmental sustainability, Vancouver 411, Disaster planning, Fundraising, Media relations, Public speaking, Project management, Urban cultural diversity and lots more - including opportunities to work with elected officials and participate in model deliberations in Council Chambers. Dinners are provided FREE for participants at every session.