Junior and senior high school students in central Alberta can have access to the ear of government by applying to join the Education Minister’s Youth Council.
About 40 students from across Alberta will be selected for the 2021-22 Minister’s Youth Council. They will get a unique opportunity to provide direct input to the minister, reflecting their diverse interests, backgrounds and perspectives on education issues, states an Alberta Education release.
Students can apply on the Alberta Education’s website on the student engagement page by March 24.
Applicants should be in junior and senior high school between the ages of 14 and 19 as of Sept. 1. Up to eight of the 40 students selected can be returning council members.
“While facing the challenges of COVID-19, the current youth council has done outstanding work and provided important perspectives to me — on the pandemic, mental health, technology and so much more,” said Adriana LaGrange, Alberta’s Minister of Education.
“Student voices are critical to our education system, and I can’t wait to meet the young Albertans on next year’s council,” she added.
Council members serve a 10-month term starting in September and ending in June 2022.