Enderby youth granted leading role

Okanagan Boys and Girls Club granted funds for youth summit for Splatsin First Nation and Enderby and area youth

Enderby youth are being given a leadership role in determining the community’s future.

The city will provide $2,000 to a youth summit being organized by the Okanagan Boys and Girls Club in September.

“It will be comprised of 30 youth, half of them from the Splatsin First Nation and half from Enderby and Area F,” said Mayor Howie Cyr.

“It’s an excellent investment in our youth and it’s a partnership with the Splatsin, which is great.”

During the session, participants will be challenged to consider how the community should develop to meet the needs of residents, including youth.

“What do you want as a community and what would you change?” said Cyr.

The youth summit comes at the same time as the city, Area F, the Splatsin First Nation and the Enderby Chamber of Commerce are leading a vitalization process to renew interest and energy in the area.

Cyr says the city is committed to listening to the youth.

“I want to see tracking done on what occurs with their feedback,” he said.