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Milton Youth Advisory Committee (MYAC)

Milton Youth Awards

Nominate a Friend for the Milton Youth Awards

Do you know a Milton youth between the ages of 13 and 18 who takes an active role in our community?

We are currently accepting nominations for the Milton Youth Awards. The Milton Youth Advisory Committee will host the awards on Wednesday, May 2, 2018 which will recognize youth in eight categories including those that celebrate leadership, personal triumph, contribution and activism.

View information on the eight categories and to apply.

Guide to Preparing Nominations:

Who is eligible? Nominees must be between the ages of 13 and 18 (with the exception of the Champion for Youth Award) and must be a Milton resident. Nominees should have completed a minimum of one year of their contributions within or for the benefit of the Milton community.

Supporting Documents: For additional consideration by the selection committee, all nominations can be accompanied by 2 or 3 letters of reference. Please refrain from submitting original photographs or documents; if submitted they will not be returned.

How are the nominations considered?: The selection committee will consider all nominations. This committee is comprised of Milton Youth Advisory Committee members, Town of Milton staff and representatives from outside agencies. Nominees may be subject to additional questions or a reference check before qualifying for a Youth Award. The Youth Awards will be presented at an awards ceremony on May 2, 2018 at 6:30pm. All nominees, along with t hose who nominated them, will be invited to attend the ceremony.

Nomination Deadline: The nomination forms must be submitted on or before Saturday, March 24, 2018, 11:59pm. Late nominations will not be considered.

Our Mission

MYAC's mission is to empower youth to participate and have a voice in the Milton community, thereby fostering a positive image for all young people.

MYAC is supported by the Town of Milton, Halton Region Health Department, Halton Region Police Services and Milton Hub. MYAC is a group of volunteers, aged 13 to 18 years, from schools all over Milton. These volunteers are interested in facing and resolving the issues of the youth of Milton. MYAC members are dedicated to giving a voice to the youth of Milton, and meeting once a month to work together to accomplish this goal.

 

 Our Purpose
 
  • Act as an advisory body to Milton Council, the Community Services Advisory Committee, and the Milton community on matters which affect youth
  • Identify and bring forward issues which affect Milton youth (This may include the presentation of recommendations for action.)
  • Act as a positive advocate for youth through the Town Councillor representative
  • Address, foster discussions or make recommendations on youth issues to all levels of government
  • Actively participate in community events and activities
  • Encourage committee members to become familiar with the working of local government through education, involvement and participation.

 

 Get Involved!
 All Milton youth, 13 to 18 years of age, are welcome to join.

Interested in obtaining high school volunteer hours? At the end of the year you will be provided with a letter indicating how many hours you volunteered with MYAC.

View and fill out an application form.

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 Youth Friendly Community
 

Youth Friendly Community logo (silver designation)The Town of Milton has been recognized by Play Works (the Ontario Partnership for Active and Engaged Youth) as a Youth Friendly Community.

The Youth Friendly Community Recognition Program works to acknowledge the great work that some communities are doing in ensuring their youth (ages 13 - 19) have continuous access to a diversity of 'play' - play being anything a young person does in his/her free time which could include: sport, recreation, drama, dance, music, the arts, volunteerism, leadership development, service leadership and/or civic engagement.

The Town of Milton is proud to provide services to and support youth in a way that helps make them feel engaged, valued and an integral part of community life.

For more information on "Youth Friendly Communities," visit the Playworks Partnership website.

 

Thank You to Our Corporate Sponsor!

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