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, mde@cbal.org or check out our Facebook page –“YAGers.”

 

Just Posted

Snowfall warning for Kootenay and Paulson passes

Up to 30 cm expected in mountain passes Saturday and Sunday.

Music at the Hangar

On Sunday November 17 at 2 p.m., the Golden Seniors Centre will… Continue reading

Moose tests positive for Chronic Wasting Disease in northwest Montana

This is the first time the disease has been detected in the species in Montana

BCTF rejects mediator’s recommendations for settlement

Negotiations between B.C. teachers and the province will continue

Kicking Horse Canyon Project Phase 4 team presents highway closure plan to Golden

By Keri Sculland With files from The Golden Star Golden residents had… Continue reading

Bye bye Bei Bei: Giant panda born in U.S. zoo heads to China

Panda heads back to China as part of cooperate breeding program

$2.9 million judgment in B.C. blueberry farm sabotage lawsuit

The new owners saw most of their farm ruined just as they took possession

B.C. to more than double sales tax on vaping products

Tax up from 7 to 20 per cent, tobacco tax up two cents

29 B.C. students in Hong Kong amid tense protests, university siege

Eight UVic and 21 UBC students still in Hong Kong

‘Midget’ no more: Sweeping division name changes coming to minor hockey in Canada

Alpha-numeric division names will be used for the 2020-2021 season and beyond

Ottawa urges CN and union to continue talks as 3,200 workers go on strike

The rail workers began their strike after failing to reach a deal by a midnight deadline

Student tells B.C. Supreme Court she wasn’t allowed to leave Indigenous smudging ceremony

Girl cross-examined Monday in Nanaimo courtroom, case continues Tuesday

Trans Mountain received $320M in government subsidies in first half 2019: report

The money included $135.8 million in direct subsidies and $183.8 million in indirect subsidies

UPDATED: Vancouver Island’s Joe gets suspended sentence in Teddy the dog cruelty case

Melissa Tooshley expected in court on Thursday in same case

Most Read