Saskatchewan Community Futures Southwest is excited to participate in the first provincial “How to Improve your Community” competition for grade 12 students in our region.
To participate in this program, students are asked to submit a written proposal to their local Community Futures Office by Nov. 30. A regional winner will be chosen and will then go on to compete against 10 others from around the province, with the grand prize of $5,000 to be announced in December.
“Saskatchewan has a rich resource of creative youth committed to improving their communities. We’ve often heard more than one student say, ‘If I was given the chance to change things, I would,’ says John Parker, Manager of Community Futures Southwest. “Well, now is their chance to make a difference.”
In addition to the $5,000 post-secondary scholarship, the winner will have the opportunity to implement their idea through a paid summer internship position at their local CF office.
For more details on the competition, please visit www.businessstartshere.ca
“This program is an investment in our youth and our future.” says Lewis Oteruelo, Executive Director, Community Futures Saskatchewan. “It is an opportunity for students to contribute to their communities and to realize the impact they could have when words are turned into action.”