RCMP seek youth to join advisory committee

Published on August 11, 2014

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The Royal Canadian Mounted Police are recruiting young people to lend their voices to the national youth advisory committee.

The RCMP in Prince Edward Island have had representatives on the committee for the last number of years. The purpose of the committee is to ensure youths are represented within the RCMP and to assist with the development of effective youth strategies and initiatives for the country.

Those interested in applying is asked to send an email to Sgt. Leanne Butler at Leanne.butler@rcmp-grc.gc.ca with their names, ages, contact information, parent/guardian contact information, a few paragraphs why they would like to be on this committee and a school teacher’s name and contact information as a reference.

All names should be submitted by Aug. 20.

The committee position will be effective from September 2014 until June 2015. The participant(s) will be required to spend two to four hours a month discussing youth issues through a mediated online forum. As a result of their participation the youth will be eligible for reference letters for scholarships or with the approval of their school, to use their time with the committee as part of the volunteer hours required to obtain their high school diploma.

Applicants must be within the ages of 13 and 17 who are eager to make a positive difference in their community. At least one participant will be chosen from each province and territory.