Youth looking to be a bigger part of the Lloydminster community recited an oath on Monday to be apart of Youth Council.
The Lloydminster Youth Council swore in of 23 members on Monday evening.
Prairie North Health Promotion Coordinator Kim Tradewell mentioned the council members will be broken into three working action groups this year.
The events group will focus on creating COVID restricted events for youth, the volunteer group will be looking to help out around the community, and a communication group will be working with technology and social media.
“It’s really to give them a voice and to build skills. They have the ability to represent the youth voice from our community,” said Tradewell.
Inspector Lee Brachmann spoke to the members about what concerns the RCMP have in the community regarding safety and how youth can be involved.
“That was a really awesome opportunity for them to speak to him and to see what opportunities that are out there,” said Tradewell.
Youth looking to be on the council filled out an application in the fall with questions about the community and their interests.
There was an interview to follow conducted by someone on the council from the year before.
“It’s not just about events, but it’s about building capacity within our youth and within our community to learn how to do different things and the interview process is one of them,” said Tradewell.
With COVID-19 restrictions, Tradewell mentioned they had to be creative to put on an event with that many people.
“We had everybody spaced out at big tables and one at a time they came up to do the oath,” said Tradewell.
The council will be working with community members to set up youth events and support local businesses.