AYO Politix and Youth Parliament came together for a thought provoking brainstorm this past Saturday. Aboriginal Youth Opportunities (AYO) Politix happens every saturday at Neechi Commons and is a forum for all youth and voices to come discuss politics from many perspectives. Michael Champagne guided the brainstorm with a focus on youth engagement in politics.
This discussion prompted participants to take a more practical view of youth apathy in politics, seeking solutions instead of shifting the blame. We were encouraged to reflect upon our own experiences, allowing us to come up with ideas for becoming ambassadors for political awareness.
Youth Parliament and AYO are continuing this wonderful partnership. We will be attending “Meet Me at the Bell Tower” this Friday, October 9. The discussion will be on mental health and awareness, and we encourage you to come and be a part of this positive movement!