Do you possess a desire to lead change in your community? Do you work well in a team? Are you able to meet deadlines and schedules? United Way Simcoe Muskoka (UWSM) is looking for youth leaders in our community to be a part of our Youth Council.
Our council is comprised of a group of resilient youth aged 14-24 that will review Youth United grant applications and participate in the decision-making process. Being a part of the Youth Council is a great way to complete your volunteer hours, gain invaluable experience and create positive change in your community.
Click Youth Council Application on the left to apply to be a Youth Council volunteer.
DATES TO REMEMBER FOR YOUTH COUNCIL VOLUNTEERS
Do you have an idea to create positive change in your community, but require funding to make it happen?
UWSM is providing one-time grants of up to $2,500 to help support youth-led projects in Simcoe County, District of Muskoka and/or the Town of Blue Mountains.
Our youth leadership projects require groups of up to 6 imaginative youth, aged 14 to 24, to not only come up with original projects to help our community, but also be the ones who drive them to success. To be a successful candidate for our grant, your youth-group is required to team up with a local Community Partner (registered charity) that will support your group throughout the process.
Once you decide how you would like to help your community, pitch us your idea!
DATES TO REMEMBER FOR GRANT APPLICANTS
You can look through Youth United Frequently Asked Questions here.
A six-week program run at the Allandale Recreation Centre for transitional-aged youth to promote healthy living and increase commitment to regular physical activity.
A free drop-in sports night program for Grades 6 to 8 at the Wellness Centre to help youth make healthy choices and learn positive life skills.
A program that provided Collingwood youth an opportunity to go to a lunch or dinner, to have access to healthy and affordable local food, and to learn valuable food skills.
Monthly community lunches for clients, volunteers and local community members to create a family-friendly event, show what The Lighthouse does in the community and offer shared nutritious meals.
Outreach at area high schools to recruit new youth volunteers and build capacity for Special Olympics.
A Children’s Mental Health Day was organized for Grade 8 students to learn more about mental health, how to support each other, and the importance of nutrition and healthy habits.
GBDSS business students partnered with local businesses to sell chocolates featuring statistics and stories to increase awareness of youth mental health needs and services in North Simcoe.