Kitchener, ON – The Youth Council at THEMUSEUM is seeking participants ages 4 to 24 to share their experiences with COVID-19 and the impact the pandemic has had on their lives. The Youth Council will be creating a documentary-style exhibition that will provide a platform to Canadian youth who have been either directly or indirectly affected by the COVID-19 Virus. Participants will have the opportunity to archive their stories and experiences to create a deeper understanding of how different lives in the community both compare and contrast in the face of uncertain times and adversity.
“It’s such a privilege to be working with people who have solid conviction and a vision for what they’d like our group to look like – to make sure we listen, understand and vocalize the issues that are affecting youth, like ourselves.” Said Namrata, Co-Chair of The Youth Council.
The Youth Council at THEMUSEUM is made up of a group of young people aged 13-17, all attending school in Waterloo Region, who have a passion for their community. It is a leadership program that provides the opportunity to amplify a diverse group of young voices as they address world issues and empower each other by working together as a unified team.
Jisoo, Social Media Coordinator for The Youth Council said, “The Youth Council at THEMUSEUM is looking for youth to participate in the 2020-2021 exhibition that is informing and educating others about the experiences of COVID-19. As a participant, you will be able to share your experiences, and will be able to inform more people about the effects of COVID-19 on youth.“
If you or someone you know would like to share their experience living through the COVID-19 pandemic and are between the ages of 4 -24, please contact The Youth Council via email at THEMUSEUMYouthCouncil@gmail.com or on Instagram at TheYouthCouncil. THEMUSEUM. Participants must be registered to participate by November 18. Thank you to the Astley Foundation for making The Youth Council possible.
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