Youth plan takes next step

Cranbrook works out how to spend $100,000 in youth funds from Columbia Basin Trust

Cranbrook is taking the next step to make use of a $100,000 four-year grant for youth initiatives from Columbia Basin Trust.

On Tuesday, November 13, community stakeholders will gather to prioritize a list of activities to make Cranbrook more youth-friendly, then draft a job description for a coordinator of the project.

The Cranbrook Project is an initiative of the Cranbrook Social Planning Council who have organized two meetings already to determine how the CBT Community Directed Youth Funds will be spent.

The program  helps communities set priorities for youth aged between 12 and 19.

A meeting led by CBT in September brought out a lot of raw material, which will now be turned into a work plan, according to Dana Osiowy, chair of the Social Planning Council.

“We have a big pile of post-its of different activities people wanted to do,” said Osiowy. “We are going to prioritize those and get together a team of youth ambassadors; young people who can be the steering committee on the project.”

Once the work plan is drafted, it will be sent to CBT, who will evaluate it for the purposes of the Youth Funds then forward the money if they feel it fits the bill.

Members of the public who have an interest in how the youth funds are spent can attend the meeting on Tuesday, November 13 at 4 p.m. in the CBT board room at Clocktower Square.

To register, contact Dana at dana.osiowy@bigbrothersbigsisters.ca or phone 250-489-3111.

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