Through our Basin Youth Network, we help communities increase local activities and opportunities for youth aged 12 to 18, enabling them to learn new skills, like leadership, and engage more with each other and their communities.
Many communities have already received our support to create community youth networks or groups, while others may now receive support to establish them. These groups will be able to receive help from the Basin Youth Network to deliver programs based on community priorities—plus have a mechanism to collaborate with each other.
We will lead the network by developing programs, hosting youth-focused events and hiring a regional coordinator. The network will also support emerging needs, including job readiness and work experience programming.
We have allocated $4.65 million over three years to the network—$1.55 million annually.