You Could Be Sponsored for the Ontario Nature Youth Summit!
Ontario Nature’s Youth Summit for Biodiversity has been bringing together about 100 teens for this unique youth-led summit that allows participants to develop an understanding of environmental issues and gain the inspiration and tools to take action and leadership in their communities and beyond. The weekend-long event includes guest speakers, workshops and outdoor activities that appeal to a wide variety of environmental interests.
This year’s summit is Sept. 21-23, 2018 at the YMCA Geneva Park in Orillia, Ontario. The HNC will sponsor two young high schoolers, 1 boy and 1 girl (from grade 9 – 12) from Hamilton/Burlington for the event. This means the Club will pay the youth’s $350 full cost for participation, including workshops, accommodations and meals. The youth or their family will only be responsible for their transportation to Orillia. There will be a free round trip charter bus available from a central location in Toronto. For a report on last year’s Youth Summit, go to the Ontario Nature website www.ontarionature.org and type “youth summit” in the custom search field.
To apply for this sponsorship, please send a letter or e-mail to HNC Treasurer, Jim Stollard giving your name, address, high school grade, age, phone no. and e-mail. Also give a short list of your interests in nature and the environment (75 words max.). Send letters to the HNC Treasurer at P.O. Box 89052, Hamilton ON L8S 4R5 and e-mails to email@example.com. The deadline for submitting applications is May 30, 2018. The teens chosen will be notified in early June 2018 as will all applicants not chosen.