NCES, SD19 awarded youth-project grants

Two Revelstoke youth programs were among the 16 Columbia Basin-wide programs that received a share of $92,000 in Columbia Basin Trust grants.

A statement from the CBT said the North Columbia Environmental Society received $3,000 to support the Glacier Adventure Stewardship Program. GASP invites grade 10 & 11 students in the Revelstoke area to develop leadership, backcountry and photography skills during a three-day backcountry hut experience.

As well, School District 19 received $4,500 to help underwrite the Change it Up Leadership Week. This school-based program designed around self-esteem building, healthy relationship building, leadership and empowerment is to be held at RSS during the next school year.

“Our Youth Grants Program has supported a variety of youth projects throughout the Basin region over the last eight years,” Sabrina Curtis, CBT director for Sector Initiatives, said in a statement. “A number of exciting projects will help build youth leadership while increasing youth engagement and opportunities in Basin communities.”

The YGP funds up to $15,000 per project that directly benefit Basin youth aged 12 to 29. A range of organizations, school districts, First Nations organizations and local governments — plus youth aged 15 to 29 with a sponsoring organization — can apply.

CBT’s Youth Advisory Committee (YAC), made up of 12 youth age 15 to 29, adjudicate the YGP applications.

Please click here to see the complete list of grant recipients.