Grande Prairie youth are being given the chance to change the world with the help of a $30,000 grant. The Community Foundation of Northwestern Alberta has partnered with RBC Future Launch to offer support to local youth looking to address issues in their area.
Community Foundation CEO Tracey Vavrek says the whole point is to encourage youth to share their ideas.
“It’s truly about the opportunity for our youth to come together and say, ‘we have some ideas, we see some potential
for our community and we think this idea would be perfect.’ We’re there with the trust and the support of our young people to say let’s make it happen.”
The grant is open to youth ages 15 to 29 and the goal is to have them start projects that tackle things like health, hunger or homelessness. Vavrek says those interested will need to work with a registered charity and projects will need to be youth lead.
“We need to ensure that the youth are participating at an idea concept, to implementation, to review the project and also just to celebrate the project. We are there to support them in doing that and that’s why this is really important for our community.”
Application forms can be found on the Community Foundation’s website and will be accepted until September 18th.