Planet Youth Lanark County is hosting a local Youth Summit on Wednesday August 23rd from 10am-3pm in Carleton Place. The focus of the day is for youth to share their perspectives and ideas on how to create more safe spaces in Lanark County where young people feel valued, respected, listened to, and be their authentic selves. The summit is open to any youth who live, work, or play in Lanark County and are entering grades 7-12 in September.
Youth must register ahead of time in order to attend. Facilitated by staff from the Student’s Commission of Canada and supported by United Way East Ontario, the day will be full of fun activities, offer free food and transportation and give youth a chance to be a meaningful part of positive change in their communities. The Summit will be followed by a family and community BBQ from 3-5pm to help share the energy and ideas youth generated during the workshops. Register for the summit directly at https://PlanetYouthLanarkCountyYouthSummit.eventbrite.ca by no later than Friday August 18th.
The ideas and recommendations from the participants will guide crucial community based action planning taking place this fall. Local stakeholders and decision makers are encouraged to attend the BBQ portion so they can see and hear first hand what local youth want and need to be valued members of the community.
If you would like to be involved in the summit, have resources or expertise to share or for more information – call Rebecca at 613-345-5685 ext 2259. For more information on Planet Youth Lanark County in general – and to see the results of the surveys done in February 2022 – visit www.planetyouthlanark.ca
For media enquiries, please contact Rebecca Shams at [email protected] or 613-345-5685 ext 2259.