South Huron looking for youth engagement
The Municipality of South Huron has partnered with the Rural Ontario Institute (ROI) on a special project designed to boost civic engagement and leadership among local youth.
Using a grant from ROI, South Huron has hired a Youth Engagement Strategist for the summer to lead a four month project to engage people aged 15 – 29 years in conversations about the future of our communities.
In a release from South Huron, Mayor George Finch says the municipality wants to make sure that youth feel engaged and have a say in the direction the community takes.
The municipality will engage youth in conversations using #southhuronyouth on Facebook, Twitter, and a new Instagram account that is being piloted as part of this project.
In-person meetings with youth groups will follow to identify issues and projects that are important to them.
The Rural Ontario Institute is a non-profit organization based in Guelph with a mission to develop leaders and facilitate collaboration on issues facing rural and northern Ontario.
Of 35 applicants, South Huron was one of the successful communities to receive a grant.