The Youth Get It Community Councils empower young leaders to make investments in local youth initiatives. In 2016, the Community Councils allocated $1.53 million in grants to 116 youth-serving organizations. Curious how the Community Council works? Read on.
Decisions for youth, by youth.
Each Community Council is comprised of eight emerging young leaders between the ages of 18 and 30. Four representatives are from the local community and four are Coast Capital employees.
The role of the Community Council.
Community groups who apply know their grant applications are being reviewed by dedicated young people who have a strong understanding of those they’re trying to support. In addition, young leaders gain invaluable experience providing great input and a youth perspective to their investment decisions.
Meet the members.
Click to read more about each member and get to know the awesome youth who are helping us build a richer future for youth.
- Amol Thind
- Brenden Graham, Chair
- Elyse Gawley
- Karanvir Singh Thiara
- Laura Ristock
- Michelle Kumar
- Mitch McCray
Interested in joining the Youth Get It Community Council?
We recruit once a year. Keep an eye out for the call for applications on our website.