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The Kelty Youth Ambassador Program is an opportunity for BC youth and young adults to engage in promoting mental health and well-being amongst their friends, families, peers and communities.
Youth who join will have the opportunity to share ideas and connect with other like-minded youth throughout the year, and to get involved promoting mental health and well-being – depending on your schedule, you can participate in as many of these opportunities as you would like.
The program will run from September 2015 - May 31, 2016.
In addition to connecting with other youth through meetings and online, there will be many opportunities to get involved promoting mental health and well-being. Some of these opportunities include:
Connecting and sharing ideas with other youth in the program through an online platform and during regularly scheduled meetings
Providing feedback on Kelty Mental Health Resource Centre (KMHRC) resources, programs, and initiatives
Joining a focus group focused on a particular KMHRC initiative
Promoting KMHRC and partner organization events and resources through your communities (both physical and online communities)
Speaking at KMHRC events, or referring other youth to speak at KMHRC events
Writing a blog post that will be posted on the KMHRC website
Attending, coordinating and/or promoting a youth summit
Identifying and organizing your own activities that you might like to be involved in as an individual or as a group
All youth between the ages of 17-25 who live in BC are welcome to participate. The program will be accepting youth with and without lived experience of mental health challenges, and will be looking for youth who are passionate about promoting mental health and well-being. All youth who participate, and commit a minimum of 10 hours to the program, will be eligible to receive a certificate of participation as well as a reference letter detailing their involvement.
Applications for the 2015/2016 Kelty Youth Ambassador Program are now closed. If you have any questions about the program, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Kelty Mental Health Resource Centre has Youth in Residence who provide support, navigation, and resources to youth from across B.C.! Learn more here