Students Heading Into Grades 7-12 Encouraged To Apply For Mayor’s Advisory Council on Youth

Junior and senior high school students are getting the chance to share their thoughts on topics that impact youth across the region.

The Mayor’s Advisory Council on Youth is now accepting applications for the 2021/22 school year.

Also known as MACOY, the group will have a voice on decisions that will affect today’s youth by advising Wood Buffalo council on services, programs, and issues.

“Youth in our region are bright, energetic, and bring an important perspective to the issues and opportunities we face as a community,” said Mayor Don Scott.

“MACOY continues to play a vital role advocating for social change and addressing mental health needs for youth, while providing input on downtown revitalization, the Municipal Development Plan and other projects.”

The deadline to apply is set for August 16.

Returning MACOY members in grade nine or higher can apply for the General Assembly, while new individuals can apply to join one-of-five committees.

They include social equity, engagement and outreach, art and culture, regional planning, and health and wellness.

MACOY members will meet once a month and participate in multiple events throughout the school year.

More information, including how to apply, can be found on the RMWB’s website.

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