Youth Engagement Showcase at ROMA Speaks

Date: February 15, 2017

As part of this year's Youth Engagement Showcase, two early-bird entrants were chosen to share their stories at the Rural Ontario Municipal Association's annual conference, ROMA speaks. 

Jentje Steenbeek, a 29 year old from Bayfield, ON, and Kora Wilcox, a 17 year old from Elliot Lake, ON, presented at the Counteracting Youth Out-Migration session held on Monday, Jan. 30, 2017. To hear how and why Jentje and Kora are involved in their rural communities, watch the video below: 

The Youth Engagement Showcase will close on February 28, 2017.

An advisory panel will evaluate the submissions and will identify compelling stories to be profiled on the ROI website, with a photo and description that showcases the youth’s accomplishments and the community of support around them. Four of the nominees who meet the criteria and are profiled on the ROI website will be randomly selected for a $250 prize that will be donated to an organization of the nominee’s choosing. 

Watch the Youth Engagement Showcase Stories page for the addition of profiles for this year's engaged youth.