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Apply Now to be on the Minister's Youth Council

Further to a recent announcement re: the formation of the Minister’s Youth Council, the following is a message from Alberta Education Minister, David Eggen:

I would like to thank you for championing junior and senior high school students to apply for this opportunity.

The application deadline is just a few weeks away – completed application packages must be postmarked no later than May 5, 2017.

Alberta Education’s Minister’s Youth Council will consist of approximately 32 junior and senior high school students with diverse interests, identities, backgrounds and perspectives from across the province. Council members will have the opportunity to provide input on education issues and engage with the ministry as partners.

Alberta Education has developed communication tools and information about recruitment for the Minister’s Youth Council for you to share with your schools and communities.

The online communication tools include:

  •        a sample newsletter article;
  •        Frequently Asked Questions;
  •        a recruitment poster;
  •        an information postcard;
  •        website graphics; and
  •        sample social media posts.

Please visit the Alberta Education website at https://education.alberta.ca/student-engagement/minister-s-youth-council/?searchMode=3 for the application form, online communication tools and additional information. 

If you have any questions about the Minister’s Youth Council or Alberta Education’s provincial student engagement strategy, please contact Mark Bevan, Director, Strategic Engagement Branch, at mark.bevan@gov.ab.ca or 780-644-1809 (toll-free by first dialing 310‑0000).

We appreciate your assistance in promoting awareness and encouraging your staff, parents and guardians, and the broader community to support junior and senior high school students to submit applications.

Sincerely,

David Eggen
Minister
Alberta Education
MLA for Edmonton-Calder