Yellowknife (September 10, 2012) – The Department of Municipal and Community Affairs is accepting applications for the 2012- 2013 NWT Youth Ambassador Program. The program provides NWT youth with opportunities to build leadership skills through participation at special events and volunteer assignments. In the past, NWT Youth Ambassadors have attended the Arctic Winter Games, Canada Winter Games, 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games, and the 2011 Royal Visit.
“The NWT Youth Ambassador Program provides excellent development opportunities for the future leaders of our territory,” said the Honourable Robert C. McLeod, Minister of Municipal and Community Affairs and Minister Responsible for Youth. “Supporting our youth in pursuing positive activities is an investment in our communities and a sure way to build a strong future for the NWT.”
In addition to being a Youth Ambassador, youth may apply to one of two specialized roles: Youth Ambassador Mentor or Youth Ambassador Traditional Games Demonstrator. Youth Ambassador Mentors are past program participants who mentor new ambassadors and provide volunteer services. Youth Ambassador Traditional Games Demonstrators participate in Inuit and Dene Games and encourage spectators to try the games and learn about their cultural significance.
Applicants are selected based on community involvement, commitment to a healthy lifestyle and a personal reflection on how the Youth Ambassador Program will help them in the future. To qualify for the program, youth must be between 16 and 24 years of age on September 1, 2012. The deadline to apply is September 28, 2012. All NWT youth who qualify are encouraged to apply.
By supporting the Youth Ambassador Program, the Government of the Northwest Territories is maximizing opportunities for NWT residents by helping young people improve their skills. Providing youth with development opportunities will create healthy, educated residents as outlined in the 17th Assembly’s vision of Believing in People and Building on the Strengths of Northerners.
For more information on the Youth Ambassador Program, to apply online, or to download an application form, please visit www.nwtyouth.com.
To submit an application, please contact Amanda White at 867-873-7985 or email@example.com..
For more information, contact:
Communications and Website Advisor
Municipal and Community Affairs
Government of the Northwest Territories
Phone: (867) 920-3092