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Engaging with Alberta’s Future Leaders

Junior and senior high school students are encouraged to apply for the 2020-21 Education Minister’s Youth Council.

Forty students will be selected to form next year’s youth council to bring their diverse interests, backgrounds and perspectives from across the province and provide input on education topics.

Council members serve a 10-month term starting in September and ending in June 2021. They will meet with the Minister of Education and Alberta Education staff three times during the 2020-21 school year. There will also be opportunities for council members to interact with one another outside of meetings.

Youth council members will:

  • share diverse student perspectives with the Minister
  • build positive working relationships
  • work with one another and Alberta Education staff to provide input on education initiatives
  • participate in leadership opportunities

Students can apply on the Alberta Education student engagement page by March 18.

“I am lucky to have approximately 720,000 of the brightest minds in the country as my bosses. Student voice is invaluable to me. The current youth council has done amazing work so far and I always look forward to each meeting. I can’t wait to continue engaging with students who want to be a part of next year’s council.”Adriana LaGrange, Minister of Education

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