Greenbelt Youth Form: Inspiring Students to Take Action

Attend the Greenbelt Youth Forum this April The Greenbelt Youth Forum, to be held at the YMCA Camp Cedar Glenn near Bolton from April 3rd to 6th, 2008 will bring together rural and urban students from the 53 high schools within the Greenbelt. 4-H and Leaders Today - Greenbelt Youth Forum Inspiring Students to Take Action Grade 10-11 April 3-6, 2008 YMCA Camp near Bolton, Ontario Are you a grade 10 or 11 student interested in social and community issues within the Greenbelt? If that’s you, why not apply to attend the Greenbelt Youth Forum. Click here for an application. Mail or fax your completed application form to: 4-H Ontario Attention: Greenbelt Youth Forum 5653 Highway 6 North, R.R. #5 Guelph, ON N1H 1J2 Fax: 519-836-1733 Or log on to http://www.4-hontario.ca/greenbelt.aspx 

Greenbelt Youth Form Inspiring Students to Take Action This is an opportunity for you to come together with students from all of the high schools within the Greenbelt to learn more about issues of significance to you such as water preservation, land use planning, environmental stewardship and local food. 4-H Ontario along with Leaders Today will lead you in fun, hands-on exercises designed to build leadership and teamwork skills. You’ll also have opportunity to listen to a variety of guest speakers and participate in bus tours of the Greenbelt. Following the forum, you’ll go back to your school and work with classmates to complete a project within your community or school, called the Bushel Basket of Change Project. The project can be anything of your choice from cleaning up a trail or stream, volunteering at a Greenbelt community event, helping develop a community garden, working at a Farmers’ Market and much more. It will be up to you to develop and complete your project over the summer. Then we’ll provide you with the opportunity to display the results of your “Bushel Basket” at the 2008 Royal Agricultural Winter Fair in Toronto in November. Two students from each school within the Greenbelt will be selected to attend this Youth Forum. If you’re interested, please take the attached application forms to your principal and talk to them about this opportunity. They are also receiving information about this Forum. Applications are due back to 4-H Ontario by March 19, 2008. The only cost to either the school or to you is transportation to and from the YMCA Camp at Bolton. There is no registration fee. If you’re coming from a longer distance, mileage will be paid at $0.25/km after the first 50 km. You’ll miss one day of school. Contact: Karen Daynard 4-H Greenbelt 

Youth Forum Coordinator Phone: 519-836-2583 Email: kdaynard@sympatico.caLeaders Today Leaders Today Leaders Today (www.leaderstoday.com) is the top youth leadership training organization in the world, delivering innovative local and international training experiences to more than 350,000 youth every year. We bring our hands-on programs to schools and communities around the world, providing opportunities for both young people and adults alike to travel and learn through life-changing international volunteer trips. Founded in 1999 by international spokespeople for change, brothers Craig and Marc Kielburger, Leaders Today is now the worldwide leader in empowering youth with leadership education, inspiration and action tools. 4-H 4-H The Ontario 4-H Program (www.4-hontario.ca) is about opportunities, personal development, making friends, and having fun. In the province 1500 volunteer leaders help over 6,200 young people (10-21 years of age) learn self-confidence and new skills. Members also learn communication and leadership skills, problem solving, and goal setting. 4-H Ontario Members can choose to be involved in any of over 60 different projects, ranging from drama to woodworking, life skills to livestock, and square dancing to conservation.

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