Through the Empowered Youth Leaders program, youth will have opportunities to participate in challenging and interesting learning experiences, engage in leadership opportunities, and build on social skills, all while improving the health of their own community.
Youth, ages 14-17, from the Maryvale neighborhood and Sunnyslope neighborhood, will be working in their own communities to develop and implement a health improvement project focusing on tobacco use prevention and creating healthier communities throughout the 2020-2021 school year.
Due to the COVID 19 pandemic, the youth and youth leaders will meet once a week virtually (using Zoom) until it is safe to meet as a group in person. If you do not have access to a device for using Zoom or internet, please let the program leaders know, we can loan you a device!
The day and time for meetings, will be determined based on the group’s availability.
In order to participate, all youth must:
Be 14-17 years old at the start of the program
Live in either Maryvale or Sunnyslope
Complete the online application
Go through a virtual interview through Zoom
Be available to meet once a week after school
Benefits for participating:
Gain work and real-life experience for your resume
Work with and meet new people
Improve your community
Become a voice in your community
Earn a financial stipend
To apply to the program click here. All applications are due by Friday, September 25, 2020!