Get Ready, Get Involved - The Peterborough Youth Council
This is your chance to make a difference by becoming a member of the Peterborough Youth Council. The ten-member Youth Council, with support from the Peterborough Youth Commission, will engage, assist and empower young people in Peterborough to take action in addressing youth issues in our community.
An opportunity such as this will provide members with leadership skills, responsibility, and an opportunity to contribute to their community. The Youth Council will also provide a positive connection to other youth and adults in our community.
Strong Youth, Enriched Community-The Youth Commission/Youth Council
The Youth Council works under the umbrella of the Peterborough Youth Commission. The Youth Commission was created following the 2000 Municipal election. The Commission has been very successful over the past ten years in assisting to make our community more youth-friendly. The Youth Commission and the Youth Council are gearing up for another exciting year. A few years ago, the Commission was successful in establishing free 30-day bus passes for youth volunteers, as well as recognizing youth who had made a difference in our community by awarding them the Mayor’s Youth Award. The Commission has provided support to several Community events throughout the year.
The Youth Commission is Chaired by Councillor Andrew Beamer. You can contact Councillor Beamer by email email@example.com or by phone 705 742-7777 x 4642.
Please attend the Commission’s upcoming meeting and find out how you can get involved. Meetings are open to the entire community – youth are encouraged to attend. Upcoming meeting is scheduled as follows:
- Tuesday, February 25, 2014
- Community Living Peterborugh, Board Room
- 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
New Youth Commission members are always welcome. For further information please call Ellen Stewart at 705 742-7777, extension 1805.
Nominations are being accepted for the Mayor's Youth Award. Next Ceremony will take place in the Winter of 2014 in Council Chambers. For more information email firstname.lastname@example.org
Teen Dating Violence Awareness
Typically, violence is considered a phenomenon that occurs in adult relationships. However, violence can also be a component of teen dating relationships. Recognizing and addressing the problem of teen dating violence can assist parents, teachers and healthcare providers to support and advocate with an opportunity to promote healthy relationships. Adolescents are at a vulnerable time of development, times of constant change and transition. Changing relationships are a key aspect of the teenage years. The stats are tell us that 1 in 3 teen girls and 1 in 6 teen boys are victims of physical, emotional or verbal abuse from a dating partner. Often those who experience violence remain silent. Though the topic may be uncomfortable to talk about, we need to have open discussions about the realities of teen dating violence. Communicating will help teens make healthy choices. Digital abuse is very prevalent. With technology today, teens have instant access to one another. This leads to a higher probability of digital abuse. Some great websites to check out for more information are listed below: