The Aboriginal Sports Recreation and Physical Activity Partners Council (Partners Council) is accepting applications from Aboriginal youth ages 14-24 (as of March 19, 2013) to participate in the 2013 Sport & Active Living Leadership for Aboriginal Youth (SALL) program that will be launched as part of Gathering Our Voices Aboriginal Youth Conference, March 19-22, 2013 in Penticton, BC.
A total of 18 Aboriginal Youth (residing in BC) will be selected to participate in this year’s program, with 3 youth selected from each of the 6 Partners Council Regions (North West, North East, Vancouver Coastal, Fraser, Interior, Vancouver Island). Two youth alternates per Region will also be identified.
The year-long program will begin with a series of SALL specific workshops presented during Gathering Our Voices. Participants will also be able to take part in some of the general workshops being delivered by Gathering Our Voices and encouraged to attend the Career Fair, Cultural afternoon, Youth Dance, and Youth Talent Showcase.
Successful applicants will have registration, travel, accommodation, and meals paid for by the Partners Council with the following notations:
Departure location and mode of travel will be determined by the Partners Council (Bus and/or ferry, airplane)
Some travel related costs will be the responsibility of the participant
(eg. travel from home to and from departure location and meals during travel)
Chaperones will be provided for those applicants age 14-17 years of age.
Each applicant must identify a mentor within their community who will help support their SALL activities throughout the year
Successful applicants will be required to participate in all SALL related activities (inclusive of a community project, teleconferences, email communications, and other opportunities) conducted throughout the year and must commit to serving as a youth representative on their corresponding Partners Council Regional Committee for a minimum of 1 year ending March 31, 2014.
Application Deadline: 5 pm, Monday, February 11, 2013
*Note: all applications must be received by this date