A program that aims to end homelessness among teens and young people is kicking into gear with the creation of steering committee.
Kamloops is one of two pilot communities in Canada chosen in November for the Mobilizing Local Capacity to End Youth Homelessness Program.
The plan created here will be used as a model across the country.
Organizers of the program hope to involve youth every step of the way.
"The program is looking to bring youth together, share information and resources on homelessness that empowers them to make informed decisions, and then let the youth oversee and direct the project through to completion in November," according to a city press release.
"There will also be an opportunity for the youth to creatively express and share the project — whether a short film, music, a play, an art installation, writing, or dance — it's up to the youth."
The program is looking for people between the ages of 14 and 25 who want to make positive change and are willing to commit to two evenings a month plus special committee work from March to November.
To apply, send an email of 300 words or less to email@example.com and explain why you want to get involved. The deadline Monday, March 4 at 5 p.m.