Meet the 2023 SDG Hub Youth!
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Meet the SDG Hub Mentors!
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Youth Creating Strong Community and Growing Through Service
Who is participating in The Hub?
Alberta youth (aged 15-24) from all different walks of like are invited to join the SDG Hub. All have different life trajectories and are from a wide array of education background: engineering, public policy, nursing, and law just to mention a few.
What is The Hub’s mission and program?
Over the course of the year, from June 2022 to March 2023, ACGC and our valued mentors will support the participants in bringing their ideas to life. We will also be holding regular sessions for these young people to deeply engage with the SDGs, connect with one another, network with our partners and support them in getting access to different personal and professional development opportunities.
Why should you participate?
The Hub helps young people in Alberta fulfill the mandate of the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The Hub is a space for young Albertan residents to meet and engage in a meaningful dialogue, collaborate, and take action in their communities on issues they are passionate about. The youth also have a chance to develop personal and employment-related skills, learn from mentors, and increase their awareness of the benefit of serving their communities.
10 new participants were introduced to our program. The SDG Hub now has a total of 13 members. An in-person retreat was held in Edmonton from September 23-25. 7 youth and 1 mentor participated in total. The retreat consisted of various professional workshops: how to set goals using SMART method, problem solution tree. Youth learned about the SDGs, which led to some in depth conversation about the SDGs and global/local development. The youth also had time to brainstorm and think through their projects. Youth received a volunteer action plan to help provide structure to developing their projects. Lastly, artist and former ACGC staff member Zainab Azhar did a workshop with students about using art to understand global development.
This month kicked off our fifth cohort of the SDG Hub, a Canada Service Corps project. Youth are currently brainstorming community volunteering/project ideas.
Youth were matched with mentors (who are all excellent role models) and have begun one on one meetings with mentors.
December- March 2023
The SDG Hub is funded by Canada Service Corps, a national movement that empowers youth aged 15–30 to gain experience and build important skills while giving back to their community. Learn more at Canada.ca/CanadaServiceCorps.