Youth Shaping Education System: Minister Eggen

Education Minister David Eggen issued the following statement about the second meeting of this year’s Minister’s Youth Council:

“Student voice plays a critical role in shaping every level of our education system. We want students to have the best education possible and members of the Minister’s Youth Council help us to ensure this is possible.

“This past weekend, I had the pleasure of meeting with members of the Minister’s Youth Council for our second session. These engaged students provide valuable input on a number of education issues that matter to them, such as curriculum, mental health, LGBTQ issues, Indigenous education, the province’s approach to racism, and equity in the education system.

“I am so proud of these students and the work they have done so far. These bright leaders are developing the skills they need to effectively engage with one another at local and provincial levels to help improve our education system. Their feedback has already made a difference and will have an impact on our work moving forward.

“I enjoy every opportunity to sit down and work with the council members and I know they will continue to create a better future for all Albertans.”