Get Outside BC program looking to give out money
The Province is providing $40,000 to support youth engagement and foster a strong connection between youth and BC Parks.
Get Outside BC empowers youth between the ages of 14 and 18 to develop outdoor skills and build the confidence and leadership skills they need to inspire other young adults to appreciate parks and spend time in the outdoors.
This year, in an effort to provide youth participants with a local mentor and support network in their communities, youth with a passion for the outdoors from Prince George, Kelowna, Kimberley, Hope, Vancouver and Victoria are invited to apply for this exciting opportunity.
There are four phases to Get Outside BC 2013. A youth leadership summit will be held July 13-17 at Alice Lake Provincial Park. Here, 35 youth from around the province will plan their own outdoor events and community projects, learn outdoor and leadership skills and meet new friends with a shared passion for the outdoors.
After the summit, youth will host their own outdoor community events and projects in August and September. The goal of these youth-led community events is to inspire others to get outside and to provide youth with a real world experience in community leadership. Get Outside BC will provide up to $150 to support each event or project.
Starting Wednesday, youth can apply to be a part of Get Outside BC 2013 until April 30 by visiting: www.GetOutsideBC.ca