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Minister's Youth Council

February 6, 2020 - The Minister of Education is recruiting youth to sit on the Minister's Youth Council. Annually, 40 junior and senior high students with diverse interests, identities, backgrounds and perspectives from all regions of Alberta are selected for the council. The program is eligible for junior or senior high students between the ages of 14 and 19 (as of September 1, 2020)  Applicants chosen will be on the council for a 10-month term which involves 3 meetings to be held in Edmonton in fall, winter and spring.

Apply online today to be a part of the Minister's Youth Council.

2020-2021 Recruitment

The Ministry is looking for approximately 32 to 40 youth with diverse interests, identities, backgrounds and perspectives from all across Alberta to participate as partners in contributing to our education system.

A minimum of 24 new council members and maximum of 8 returning council members will be recruited from the 2019-2020 council.

The deadline for applications is March 18, 2020.

If you are unable to apply online, download the application and send it to:

Alberta Education Strategic Engagement Branch
Attention: Student Engagement
6th Floor, 44 Capital Boulevard
10044 108 Street
Edmonton, Alberta  T5J 5E6

Only applications with a postmark dated on/prior to March 18, 2020 will be considered.

Application Package and Documents

The application package requires consent from your parent/guardian. Please complete basic personal information and thoughtfully answer the following questions:

Community

Why do you think it is important that individuals of all ages contribute to their communities in a positive way?

Tell us about your efforts to create positive change in your community, through volunteering, working with or influencing others to take action and create change. Please describe your experiences in depth, indicating your contribution and the impact of your actions.

Perspective

Everyone has a story or experiences that have shaped their values, beliefs and choices. How have your lived experiences contributed to your values and how is your perspective unique?

Leadership 

Leadership is not always positional, it can also be situational; you can demonstrate leadership even if you’re not the leader of a group. Describe one leadership skill you
demonstrate and how it would positively contribute to the council.

Passion

Why do you want to be on the Minister's Youth Council?

To apply online, you may complete the application in more than one online session. Click the “save” button to save your responses. Please save your work every 15 minutes as the system will timeout after 20 minutes. Once you complete the application, click the “submit” button to ensure that your application will be received and reviewed by Alberta Education.

Applications that have been saved but not submitted will not be accepted for consideration.

Before applying, please read the Minister’s Youth Council Fact Sheet and Student Engagement Fact Sheet.