The City of New Westminster is pleased to announce the launch of New West City 101, a youth leadership and skills development program focused on civic engagement and local government. New West City 101 is an experiential education program which will teach New Westminster youth aged 13-18 about their city, how their municipal government works, and how to proactively engage on issues that matter to them.
During this 8-week after school program, students will learn about how the city is run and how decisions are made, as well as learn about topics including parks, housing, land use, the local economy, transportation and sustainability planning, and more. Sessions will be led by New Westminster city staff, council members and community partners, who will bring topical city initiatives and challenges to the table for input. Participants will also have the opportunity to co-design projects and present them back to city council, staff, and the community. The program will run from April to May 2019.
Interested students are encouraged to apply online from February 4th to 24th, 2019 by visiting www.newwestcity.ca/newwestcity101
The program is made possible by the sponsorship of Vancity and Douglas College and support from New Westminster School District 40.