Stetski joins EF Canadian Youth Ambassador Program Parliamentary Delegation, Announces Scholarship Opportunity for Young Leaders from Kootenay-Columbia
Golden – MP Wayne Stetski, as part of an all-party delegation comprised of almost 50 Senators and Members of Parliament, today joined EF Education First to announce the EF Canadian Youth Ambassador Program.
The five-year initiative will provide annual travel scholarships and training to 30 Canadian young people representing every province and territory, with several scholarships reserved for First Nations and at-risk youth.
With the 100th Anniversary of the Battle of Vimy Ridge and Canada’s 150th Anniversary quickly approaching, the program will celebrate Canada’s history while seeking to impact its future path by recruiting future leaders to make positive change both locally and globally.
This program is designed to celebrate Canada’s history while seeking to impact its future path by recruiting future leaders to make positive change both locally and globally, says Stetski. “I encourage the youth of Kootenay-Columbia to apply to the program to bring their unique perspectives to the rest of the world and, in turn, discover what it means to be a true global citizen. Applications are due December 1, 2016.”
Each year, the program will challenge young people to identify a local issue that they would like to bring awareness to and gain support in resolving, while considering that issue’s impact in both a national and global context. Recipients will travel three times during their scholarship year—twice to Ottawa and once internationally—as they work to refine their action plans while receiving mentorship from businesspeople, community leaders, and MPs from around the country. In April 2017, the first 30 Youth Ambassadors will travel to France to join an estimated 30,000–40,000 Canadians as they commemorate the 100th Anniversary of the Battle of Vimy Ridge.
Throughout their scholarship year, Youth Ambassadors will finalize detailed project proposals around their chosen topic, lobby the broader community for support, and present their full plans to various government entities as well as key public and private sector influencers.
Please visit eftours.ca/youthambassadors for more information about the EF Canadian Youth Ambassador Program including the scholarship prompt and important schedules and deadline.
For more information, please contact:
Laura Branswell: 250-417-2250 or firstname.lastname@example.org