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Get inspired, educated and empowered CBT hosting connect: Youth Action Summit

A free Youth Action Summit is et to happen in Kimberley in May.
Basin youth are invited to apply to attend CONNECT the Youth Action Summit happening May 3-6 in Kimberley

Rachel Lucas

Columbia Basin Trust

Basin youth are invited to apply to attend CONNECT, a free Youth Action Summit happening May 3-6 in Kimberley, B.C.

The theme for the event is: Connecting with Communities. Space is limited to 100 spots for participants from across the Basin.

Applications are being accepted now until February 29 at

The summit will feature engaging speakers, planning sessions and networking opportunities, all directed towards assisting attendees in creating a day of action in their own community.

“Led by the members of CBT’s Youth Advisory Committee, CONNECT promises to be inspiring,” says Wayne Lundeberg, CBT Director, Youth Initiatives. “CBT looks forward to working with Basin youth to empower them to create meaningful action events in their communities during the month of May.”

Youth interested in journalism, film and photography are invited to apply to be a member of CONNECT’s own Multimedia Team. Chosen from qualified applicants, these 10 participants will document the weekend, as well as the community action events, for a special CONNECT edition of SCRATCH Magazine.

CBT works with youth and communities to increase youth opportunities and engagement through enhancing capacity, leadership and participation.

CBT supports youth and communities through the Columbia Basin Youth Grants program, Community Directed Youth Funds and volunteer service awards as well as provides a forum for youth in the Columbia Basin to share their art, ideas and experiences with each other through SCRATCH magazine and

CBT delivers economic, social and environmental benefits to the residents of the Columbia Basin. To learn more about CBT programs and initiatives, visit or call 1-800-505-8998.