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Youth DO Crew provides volunteer opportunities for southern Alberta youth

Posted on June 10, 2019 by admin

Submitted by FCSS

Youth DO Crew provides youth in Raymond, Coaldale, Coalhurst and Taber with opportunities to engage in service projects that address community needs. By volunteering, young people will DO good and feel good.

This initiative receives funding through Canada Service Corps (CSC) — Canada’s national youth service initiative, which was launched by the Prime Minister and Minister of Youth Justin Trudeau.
CSC encourages young Canadians to get involved in service in their communities, while practising leadership, developing skills and gaining essential life experience.
Youth DO Crew is a partnership program with Family and Community Support Services (FCSS) and the Boys and Girls Club of Lethbridge and District (BGCL). The Youth DO Crew is offered to youth in Grades 10-12:

Provides youth with opportunities to lead volunteer projects in their community from start to finish.
Encourages young people to develop life and work skills, self-confidence, friendships and empowerment.
Youth who take part in the Youth DO Crew will be provided with letters of recommendation from FCSS and the BGCL to add to applications for post-secondary, scholarships or jobs.

“The Canada Service Corps is a great way for young Canadians to gain skills, while getting involved in their communities,” said Patty Hajdu, minister of employment, Workforce Development and Labour.
“Through projects like Youth DO Crew, more young people have the chance to build leadership skills and gain work experience that will help them launch careers and join the middle class.”
CSC is designed to generate a culture of service among young Canadians; concrete results for communities; personal growth through participation in a diverse team of peers; and lasting impacts on participants.
Young Canadians between 15 and 30 years of age can get involved in service through CSC’s national organizations, or by turning their community service ideas into reality with a micro-grant. Youth are encouraged to visit Canada.ca/CanadaServiceCorps to apply for funding in the fixed amounts of $250, $750 or $1,500. With support from the Government of Canada, TakingITGlobal is delivering and administering these community service grants.
FCSS and the BGCL are proud to be running the Youth DO Crew for youth in Raymond, Taber, Coaldale and Coalhurst. If you are interested in taking part in the Youth DO Crew, please contact Kaitlynn Weaver at (403) 332-0629 or e-mail kaitlynn.weaver@fcss.ca.

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