Community Engagement for Students and Families

CityFest Volunteer Call Out

CityFest is looking for youth artists and a coordinator to design and create a mural during Youth Week (Saturday, May 1-Saturday, May 8). The mural will represent the values of CityFest and participants will work directly with other youth artists, the CityFest Committee, and City staff. Contact Teagan (tealeighd@gmail.com) to apply for this opportunity.

Loutet Farm Volunteer Drop-in Sessions

Join the Edible Garden Project at North Vancouver’s first urban farm for fun and engaging drop-in volunteer sessions. Loutet Farm is looking for high school-aged youth volunteers for hands-on small-scale agricultural operations. The program will provide training for all roles and will run from 3:00 pm-5:00 pm every other Monday starting April 12. For more information, contact schools@ediblegardenproject.com.

Neonology: Call for Storytellers

Exploring issues of identity, belonging, and exclusion through digital storytelling for youth. Selected youth storytellers will participate in a six-week workshop series led by StoryCenter and NSMS to develop and record their stories. The stories will be shared with students participating in future Neonology Workshops. The stories will also be featured online to highlight the need for honest communication around issues of identity, discrimination, and exclusion and promote strategies that support racial equity, anti-oppression, belonging, and inclusion in the community. Get involved at thecdi.ca/event/neonolgy-call-for-storytellers/.

NVCL Wildlife Ambassador

The North Vancouver City Library is looking for outgoing, community-minded youth (grades 8-12) interested in environmental stewardship and natural advocacy to participate in the City Parks Wildlife Ambassador Program. Participants will learn about and track biodiversity, attend park stewardship activities, manage invasive species in parks, and give presentations on the NVCL biodiversity project all while earning volunteer hours. Register at www.nvcl.ca/using-the-library/teen/get-involved or contact Kat Barrette (kbarrette@cnv.org) or Kate Longley (klongley@cnv.org) for more information.

NVCL Biodiversity Observation Project

The North Vancouver City Library is launching a year-long programming initiative called Year of Science. The NVCL Biodiversity Observation Project is an ongoing program that will seek community participation in a variety of ways. The program is split into four parts including a science workshop, a community observation period, a data analysis workshop from Thursday, May 13-Saturday, June 12, and a showcase of photographs and data publicly and online. Please contact Kat Barrette (kbarrette@cnv.org) to register for Workshop 2 (closing Saturday, May 1).

PROUD2BE Medical & Professional Panel

Family Services of the North Shore and West Vancouver Youth Services are pleased to present the third PROUD2BE Gender Identity & Sexual Orientation Virtual Event Series on Saturday, April 24 from 10:00 am-12:30 pm. Register at www.familyservices.bc.ca/attend-an-event/proud2be-pride/ or contact proud2be@familyservices.bc.ca for more information.

Studio in the City Youth Callout

The City of North Vancouver’s Studio in the City program is looking for a new crew of talented youth (15-19) to create our next amazing mural art project. Apprentice with leaders in community art and create the next outdoor masterpiece in the City. Submit your applications via cnv.org/studiointhecity/ before Friday, May 7 or contact Julia Spitale (jspitale@cnv.org) for more details.

Young Playwrights Festival

Expect Exceptional Theatre Company proudly announces the Young Playwrights Festival for young BC artists enrolled in grades 6-9. The festival is open to original 15-minute plays of any genre. The top play will receive a prize of $500 and the runner up receives a $250 prize. Enter at expecttheatre.ca/?mc_cid=9b7bfb599f&mc_eid=04eb1e8776 from Monday, March 1-Monday, May 31 or contact ETC at expecttheatre.ca/2021-festival-contact/?mc_cid=9b7bfb599f&mc_eid=04eb1e8776 for more details.

Youth Empowering Youth Program

YEY is dedicated to empowering younger generations with resources and opportunities to grow. This nine-session program is led by two youth facilitators who are passionate about empowering youth. All youth 13-18 are welcome to join this free online youth leadership program. Register for programs starting Wednesday, April 7 at linktr.ee/youthempoweringyouth or contact Shawna Deagle (shawna@lowentropy.org).