Youth United’s mandate is to engage the next generation of city leaders — motivated, inspired high school students who want to take on the challenge of creating positive change in our city. Youth United is led by the Leadership Council and its members are integral to its success. Each Youth Councillor is a former Youth Ambassador who volunteered his or her time and leadership skills to United Way Toronto by holding fundraising campaigns and events at his or her high school. As Youth Councillors, these young leaders are now taking their involvement and commitment to the next level.
Council members take on many important roles. They advise Youth Ambassadors on how to spark youth engagement, drive marketing initiatives, network with other youth leaders across schools, recruit new Youth United Ambassadors, lead meetings, advise and troubleshoot for Youth Ambassadors, volunteer with United Way Toronto member agencies, make presentations about youth participation at other schools and in corporate settings, and generally provide a forum for students to stay connected and get involved.
2011-2012 Youth Councillors
This year’s youth Councillors are:
Alice Wang, University of Toronto Schools
Angus Chung, Woburn Collegiate Institute
Christina Atkinson, North Toronto Collegiate Institute
Lucy Liu, Markville Senior Secondary
Nasma Ahmed, Woburn Collegiate Institute
To apply to the Youth Council, you must already be a Youth United Ambassador. We’ll be accepting applications for new Youth Councillors in Spring 2012. Youth Ambassadors are accepted year round. You can find the Youth Ambassador Application form here. Questions? Contact us at email@example.com.