AYO Politix*and Youth Parliament came together for a thought provoking brainstorm this past Saturday. Michael Champagne guided the brainstorm with a focus on youth engagement in politics. Although, many like to focus on the issues surrounded around our government system and youth apathy; this discussion longed to take the more practical view.
Solutions was the path we wanted to discover, while avoiding the rocky road that is shifting blame. Just stating political “pot holes” in Winnipeg, Manitoba, or our Country is redundant and too easy of a route. The journey took us all to a place of reflection; we were able to discuss how to become brand ambassadors for politics. This includes encouraging others to take action while being aware!
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; come and be a part of this positive movement.
*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.