Nelson Youth Centre – $5,000 (Grow Grant)
Youth Engagement – Mental Health
Youth often feel disenfranchised from their community. The youth engagement model is an effective tool to connect marginalized youth and support their development of positive self-esteem through working in partnership with them to break down the many systemic barriers that youth encounter. The youth engagement model promotes youth voice, fosters youth empowerment and develops partnerships with youth to engage them in the development and delivering of programs and services. This model challenges service providers to confront biases and offers a new framework to employ when serving youth, especially those who are most marginalized.