we're a youth-led group driven to motivate and support the youth and young adults of Strathcona County by providing them with a platform to lead and inspire change, to connect and build, and to shape the future of their community.
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Fight Back Against the Snow with SNOWBUSTERS!
Snowbusters is a service offered by Volunteer Strathcona to connect youth and young adutls with people in the community who need some help with removing snow from their driveways and sidewalks. Take on this challenge solo, with a friend, or in a group!
Find out more about this opportunity at the link below.
Youth Program Lead
BGC Strathcona County
BGC Strathcona is excited to offer a youth program, Learn On, where the focus is supporting academics, supports for stages of transition, and engaging with youth in creative ways that supports their well-being. This position will be responsible for overseeing the day-to-day supervision and facilitation of the Learn On Program for BGC Strathcona County.
Interested? Check out their job posting on Indeed via the link below!
Turn the Focus on Youth
Next Gen (Hey! That's us!)
Do you know a youth or young adult that's done something and deserves recognition for it? Tell us!
We've recently started a new series, Future Focus, to turn the spotlight on the amazing youth and young adults of Strathcona County that are doing amazing things. This could something like starting a fundraiser, advocating for a cause, or staying a bit late to help clean things up.
If you have someone in mind (and yes, it can be you), send us an email at email@example.com or use the button below.
- Multiple DatesWed, Dec 132nd Floor, Strathcona County LibraryDec 13, 2023, 3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.2nd Floor, Strathcona County Library, 401 Festival Ln, Sherwood Park, AB T8A 5T8, CanadaStop by the library to play a quick (or not-so-quick) game of chess. Open to all ages and skill levels.
- Multiple DatesSun, Dec 17Community Centre Meeting Rooms 3 & 4Dec 17, 2023, 12:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.Community Centre Meeting Rooms 3 & 4, 401 Festival Ln, Sherwood Park, AB T8A 5P7, CanadaStop by the Strathcona County Library and connect with other board game enthusiasts!
- Tue, Jan 16Alberta Room, Family & Community ServiceJan 16, 2024, 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.Alberta Room, Family & Community Service, 401 Festival Ln, Sherwood Park, AB T8A 5T8, CanadaA fun evening of discussion, leadership and learning about youth volunteerism in our community! Open to all Strathcona County Youth!
- Multiple DatesFri, Jan 19Strathcona County Museum & ArchivesJan 19, 2024, 6:30 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.Strathcona County Museum & Archives, 913 Ash St, Sherwood Park, AB T8A 2G3, CanadaEnjoy a relaxed, intimate evening of music with some fantastic local musicians while enjoying a glass of wine, or a beer from a local brewery.
"wait, what exactly do you do?"
In the simplest terms, we do a bit of everything.
Our group both serves and is led by the youth and young adults of Strathcona County. This means that whatever they want to see, we want to do.
We host and participate in community events, advocate for the youth and young adult voice, contribute to local initiatives, collect and maintain an assortment of resources, and work towards a future-friendly Strathcona County to name a few things.
What we do is always expanding and always changing but, no matter what, we're always here for youth and young adults.
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this is not our land
Strathcona County Next Gen acknowledges that we are located on Treaty Six Territory and the homeland of the Métis Nation of Alberta, Regions Two and Four.
We recognize that we stand upon land that carries the footsteps of Cree, Métis, Blackfoot, Nakota Sioux, Iroquois, Dene, Ojibway/Saulteaux/Anishinaabe, and Inuit peoples who are just a few amongst many other nations who have been here for thousands of years. It is our inherent responsibility that we should all strive to foster healthier relationships with the Indigenous Peoples of the land we share and to further the Calls to Action as outlined by the Truth and Reconciliation Commission.
While bringing a voice to our next generations, we hold honour for those that have walked before us and aspire to develop a vibrant and diverse community in which everyone is welcome and has a role to play. We will not forget the footsteps of those who have walked where we now build.
These words are by no means enough on their own so let us all work together to repair the damage left behind from forceful colonization and assimilations. Everyone should be able to feel safe and welcome in the lands they call home.