The Vital Focus on Youth Report takes a deep dive into topics that emerged at two Vital Conversations held with Grey Bruce youth in fall of 2017 – the need for a regional transportation system, the lack of youth voice on decisions that affect their lives, perceived economic barriers, substance use among family and friends and the need for more support structures for mental wellness.
At 11:00 am, RBC Future Launch sponsors a free Your Brand Matters Workshop for youth where they will learn the essentials of what makes a great personal brand, first impression, professional presence, and elevator pitch. Youth can pre-register by visiting the Foundation’s website – lunch is provided for participants, seating is limited.
Erin Bury takes the podium at 1:00 pm where she will talk to youth about entrepreneurship and preparedness for a changing work climate. Following her keynote, Erin will moderate a panel of young adults who will discuss entrepreneurship and business opportunities in Grey Bruce. The panel includes: Carlene Keeshig councillor from Chippewas of Nawash Unceded First Nation; Brandon Koebel, municipal councillor, Hanover; Drew McIver of Emerald Grasslands, Thornbury; Charlee Roy of Nakd Basics, Owen Sound; and Emily Morrison, Executive Director of Launch Pad Youth Activity and Technology Centre, Hanover. The panel will run from 2 to 3:30 pm with time to follow for refreshments and networking. This portion of the afternoon is open to everyone – to register for the workshop or the afternoon panel visit www.communityfoundationgreybruce.com
RBC Future Launch is the generous presenting sponsor of the day’s activities. The Foundation also acknowledges the support of community partners including BDO, Grey County and the Grey County Business Enterprise Centre, the Institute of Southern Georgian Bay and media partners Integra Design Group, Bayshore Broadcasting and Grey Bruce Boomers.
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