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Bowen’s Youth Council: Consider Making an Application

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Bowen’s youth are about to chart their own direction, raising funds through a team effort, and determining what community projects might best serve their needs. Through the initiative of the Bowen Island Community Foundation and the generosity of a donor, Bowen’s Youth Council is about to become a reality. Our youth will learn of the benefits of giving back to the community, and volunteering — it’s a partnership between the Bowen Island Community Foundation and the Bowen Youth Centre, with an ultimate goal of enhancing the quality of life for youth on Bowen.

We are now inviting applications from Bowen youth between the ages of 14 and 24, interested in participation on our new Youth Council. The Council will help to raise funds and to determine how, when and where those funds might best be used to serve the needs of Bowen Island youth.

It’s a novel opportunity —  a council of Bowen’s youth will decide on their priorities —  and then, through generous financial assistance and their own efforts, work to put in place the programs and activities they would like to see. There will be mentors available for advice, but it is our youth who will be driving the proverbial bus. The program will be overseen by Jennifer Pardee, a board member of our Community Foundation, and the former principal of Bowen Island Community School.

If you are a Bowen Islander and between the ages of 14 and 24, consider making an application for a place on our new Youth Council. You’ll get to meet the members of other Youth Councils in the Lower Mainland, share and compare your experiences, and most important of all, play a crucial role in defining future opportunities for yourself and your peers.

Go to this page for a downloadable application form and more information.

For additional information contact:

John Stiver, JStiver@bimbc.ca, 604-240-3467 or   

Jennifer Pardee, info@bowenfoundation.com