Created in 1998, the mission of the Youth First committee is to promote and support positive youth development through the integration of the 40 Developmental Assets®. The committee works to promote the “good stuff” young people need to grow up healthy, make positive choices and be resilient in tough circumstances.
The Youth First Committee is made up of adult representatives from community organizations, including local municipalities, School Districts 1 and 2, government, local and provincial youth-serving agencies, the faith community, RCMP Community Policing, and United Way.
Main Initiatives of the Youth First Committee
- Survey, Knowledge is power.
The youth first committee has conducted 3 surveys of more than 2000 youth in our community. This information gives us a better understanding of youth and their needs. We will be conducting a 4th survey this fall.
- All Star Coaches
This initiative is aimed at helping develop the developmental assets in our region’s boys.
Want to help youth in our community?
Contact Paul Toner at firstname.lastname@example.org or (506) 858-8600.