A public forum this Saturday will call on governments to spend more on young people in Scarborough, while showing examples of the innovation and engagement such investment can bring.
Community advocate Respect Scarborough says it is hosting the afternoon event “on systemic issues and social solutions in Scarborough, and the ways in which all levels of government can invest in our youth.”
The forum, Investing in Scarborough’s Youth is from 1 to 3:30 p.m. on Nov. 24 (after a lunch, served at noon) at Cedarbrook Community Centre on Eastpark Boulevard across from Cedarbrae Collegiate.
Included in the event will be youth awards for Scarborough residents between the ages of 14 and 25 who were nominated in categories such as “Overcoming challenges” and “Making change in the community.”
Volunteer Andre Vashist said the event is geared toward youths who are interested in political advocacy and want to connect with like-minded youths, mentors and allies in local agencies working with young people.
Participants on Saturday will learn how to make videos and banners that engage people on civic issues, and a follow-up meeting Dec. 3 will help young people plan how to make deputations at city hall, he said.
Residents can get more information by writing to the group at firstname.lastname@example.org