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Posted: March 26, 2014

Youth survey results launch at city hall

According to Cranbrook Youth (CBKyouth) there are three local businesses that they count as the most youth friendly in town.

At the upcoming CBKyouth Survey Launch Party they will be showcasing those businesses and summary of the survey results.

In November 2013, Big Brothers Big Sisters with CBKyouth asked Cranbrook youth, ages 12 – 19 about how youth-friendly our community is. They surveyed more than 350 students from Parkland, Laurie, Kootenay Educational Services, T.M. Roberts, Mount Baker, College of the Rockies, and the homeschooled students to get a snapshot of where our youth community is right now.

At the event CBKyouth will be asking parents, youth, the municipality, local youth service providers, and passionate community members to strategize the action items that we can work on, together, to make Cranbrook more youth-friendly.

The event, on March 31, at city hall will also take time to recognize those local businesses that are ‘Certified Youth Friendly.’

The CBKyouth team is excited about the opportunity to use city council chambers for the launch. This is just part of the ongoing support that Mayor Wayne Stetski and council have shown for improving things for Cranbrook’s youth is what helps make projects like this successful.

CBKyouth is the youth project hosted by Big Brothers Big Sisters in partnership with the City of Cranbrook, CBAL, Cranbrook Public Library, United Way and CMHA Kootenays to create more things for young people to do and to make Cranbrook overall more youth friendly. The overarching goal is that current and future youth programming will work together to fill the gaps and create new opportunities for young people. This will be done through coordination of our current activities, creating new youth opportunities, the coordination of a youth service provider’s network and working with a Youth Action Team.

If you want to hear about and recognize what businesses are the most youth friendly places, as well as hear about the youths biggest struggles and the percentage of youth who feel heard then you’re not going to want to miss out!

The survey launch will be open to the public at City Hall, on March 31 from 4-7:00 p.m. This will be the opportunity to get the real snapshot of where the youth of Cranbrook feel they are.

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