City to Host Mayor’s Youth Action Team Symposium

Mayor Mike O’Brien and his Youth Action Team will host the first ever City of Fredericton Youth Symposium on Friday, May 18 in the City Hall Council Chamber.  The 2018 Mayor’s Youth Action Team Symposium will run from 9:15am – 2:30pm and feature a wide variety of activities to gain input on how to make Fredericton a better place to live for youth.

“All of us on Council are looking for feedback on a number of important issues to youth,” said Mayor Mike O’Brien. “These students are the future leaders of Fredericton.  It’s important to hear from them now, to plant the seeds of community engagement early and to listen to their ideas.”

Students attending the symposium will engage in a number of activities in the morning, including a mock mayoral election and presentations by City staff on multi-modal transportation, volunteering in Fredericton, recreational opportunities, and a history of Fredericton.

The afternoon will feature student lead breakout sessions on the importance of arts and culture in the community; top priorities for youth and how to communicate them to municipal politicians; lessons on how youth can get involved in their community; and a hot topic discussion on mandatory volunteer hours.

The Mayor’s Youth Action Team Symposium will bring together students from Leo Hayes High School, Fredericton High School and École Sainte-Anne.  Transportation to and from the high schools will be provided, along with a hot lunch.