Youth needn't be 'Bored in Castlegar'

By Contributor
February 10th, 2010

Teens – We want your input!

Are you a youth between the ages of 13 and 19? Are you sometimes feeling bored around Castlegar? In fact, there is a lot to do or be a part of in our area, but sometimes it is hard to find out about these wonderful things. And that is why we want to help you. How do you ask? A website. Simple. Perhaps. But only with your help.

On Feb. 16, there will be two sessions held by the website designer to get input from youth on this youth-based website. One session will be held at Stanley Humphries Secondary at 3 p.m. until 4 p.m. and, if you cannot attend that one, another between 5 p.m. until 6 p.m. at Freedom Quest Regional Youth Services.

In the fall of 2008, funding through the B.C. Healthy Living Alliance saw a group of dedicated folks in our community, including youth, show up for a community meeting that identified some very import concerns around youth. The funding allowed the team to identify how to address these items and seek to begin to resolve them. To find out more about the five key concern-areas identified, please contact Kathryn Kimmerly, Kootenay Family Place, with the contact information listed below.

The result, after some discussion, was a website, designed by and for youth. The goal; for all service providers to be able to post their combined information in one easy to navigate site that alerts youth of all the events, programs and groups they can be involved in. Like a community bulletin board, they can even post their own art, poetry and news items.

And this is where we need you. Mark your calendar, bring your website groovy ideas, and we will provide the pizza for your valued input. For more information please contact Kathryn Kimmerly, Kootenay Family Place, 250-304-9019 or Veronique Lalumiere, Freedom Quest Regional Youth Services, 250-304-2676 and visit the facebook page at “Bored in Castlegar”.

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