Members of the The Youth Action Group (Y.A.G.) in Golden.

Youth Action Group in Golden receives CBT Grant

A newly formed group in Golden has received a grant from the Columbia Basin Trust.

Submitted by: Kailyn Trask, grade 12 student, and Zoey Lowe, grade 7 student

About two months ago, a group of adults and youth from the community got together and applied for a CBT grant.

On November 18 2011, we got the news that Golden was going to receive $100 000 over four years towards youth in our community.

The Youth Action Group (Y.A.G.), made up of Golden Secondary students as well as one student from Lady Grey Elementary School meet once a week with co-ordinators, Monica De and Angie Mackinnon, to discuss ideas and talk to various members of the community to come up with a plan.

A survey was circulated to all high school and grade 6/7 students so that we could see a variety of opinions and perspectives in order to have the money benefit everyone.

The most popular idea was to create a youth center in town where youth can go to hangout. Other ideas that came up were; an in-town terrain park, an upgrade to the skate park, a pump track, a youth publication, as well as a podcast.

We are always looking for more youth representation so if anyone between the ages of 11-19 is interested they can contact Monica De at 250-439-9665, or check out our Facebook page –“YAGers.”


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