Released August 4, 2020
WEYBURN – The City of Weyburn strives to provide a meaningful mechanism for local youth to have a say and effect change in their community through the Weyburn Youth Council (WYC).
Applications are now open for the 2020-21 WYC session to any Grade 10-12 students at the Weyburn Comprehensive School who are interested in gaining an understanding of municipal government and representing the voice of Weyburn’s youth.
Members of WYC meet once a month to discuss important community topics, take part in City Council meetings and make recommendations on specific municipal issues they have identified.
Former WYC members found their time with the program to be extremely rewarding.
“Youth Council helped me become more aware of what was happening in Weyburn,” said Youth Mayor Megan Ebel. “I learned how the city is run and helped to be a voice for the youth in community decisions.”
Youth Councillor Lincon Alexander said, “I found myself engaging with clubs and groups in Weyburn, experiencing and having a say in big decisions first hand, improving my resume and connecting with the Mayor and City Councillors.”
Applications forms can be found on the City of Weyburn website (www.weyburn.ca/youth-council) and the deadline to apply for the upcoming session is Sept. 11, 2020.
“The voice and input of young people in our community is of utmost value to our City Council and staff,” said Paige Tenbult, communications coordinator for the City of Weyburn and administrative support for WYC. “Providing a program like WYC gives our local youth an important platform and a chance to help shape their community.”
For inquiries contact:
Communications Coordinator | City of Weyburn
(306) 848-3236 | email@example.com