Kailyn Trask of the Youth Advisory Committee presented to the Town of Golden council to garner support as part of an application for funding to the Vancouver Foundation. The foundation is a non-profit organization that distributes more than $40 million each year across British Columbia.
Trask explained that the group has been working towards opening a youth centre in Golden to provide a safe fun place for local youth.z
“We have been working hard over the past year,” Trask said.
She went on to explain they have had some previous success with grants through the Columbia Basin Trust and after that funding was garnered the group determined what the main concern of youth were in the area.
The group has also put together a committee to look at the options that are available in the town for the proposed youth centre.
She went on to explain about the funding and how it could effect the groups future plans.
“This is very important for us. This will enable us to keep our doors open for 2013 and 2014. It addition it will also help us maintain our enthusiasm and drive for the next two years,” she said.
The group is applying for a $50,000 grant as part of the youth engagement project with a deadline approaching for a letter of intent which must be submitted before the end of the July. Council directed staff to quickly look at the request for the letter of support to give the group time to use the letter for the application.