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City of BrantfordBrantford and Wilfrid Laurier to offer free program

The City of Brantford, in partnership with Wilfrid Laurier University, will be offering the Changemaker Program from March 13 to 17, 2023 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Brantford Wilfrid Laurier University campus.

This is the first time in the program’s history that it has been made available to youth ages 12 to 16. This free five-day intensive program is called Empowering Youth for Change and will teach youth about how to make a difference in their community. This training program will take place

“Wilfrid Laurier is excited to work in partnership with the City of Brantford to deliver this dynamic and innovative youth programming,” said Julie Perkins, Coordinator of Wilfrid Laurier University’s LaunchPad. “It is our hope that Empowering Youth for Change will equip and inspire future leaders with the tools they need to succeed.”

Participants will be given hands-on opportunities to develop the skills and confidence they need to design and lead community events for youth. Working in teams, participants will be tasked with creating events that celebrate and empower youth for the upcoming Youth Week taking place between May 6 and 14, 2023. Youth will learn the practical skills needed to plan, manage and promote fun and exciting events. The program will also feature games and fun activities. Participants who attend the full series will receive a Community Changemakers Certificate upon completion. Lunch will be provided daily.

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