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Brantford, ON – The Brant Young New Democrats are proud to be holding their first annual youth leadership conference this Saturday from 2:00pm-5:00pm at the Belleview Community Hall for high school and post secondary aged youth.  This non-partisan event will be preceded by the groups 2nd Annual Youth Dodgeball Tournament, at the same location, for grade school aged youth from 12:00pm-1:30pm.

 

“We are very excited to hold what we think will be the first of many annual youth leadership conferences right here in Brantford,” said Ryan Jamula, President of the Brant Young New Democrats. “This is a great opportunity for young leaders in the area to hear from some incredible speakers.”

 

The Brantford Youth Leadership Conference is a non-partisan event paid for by the Brant Riding Chapter of the Young New Democrats. The event will feature a series of speakers, workshops, and a community discussion focused on how young people can make their communities a better place to live.

 

Speakers include Federal Candidate Marc Laferriere, Brantford Mayor Chris Friel, Six Nations of The Grand River Councillor Mark Hill, Canada’s Next Great Prime Minister Winner Amy Robichaud-Harpe, and many others who have developed leadership skills at a young age.

 

“There is a need to further engage the youth of our community.  Let’s empower them across any party lines to help create a place that they want to grow in,” said Brant Federal NDP Candidate Marc Laferriere. “Hearing the stories of our speakers, learning skills through workshops, and creating a community dialogue about youth issues is a first step to a healthy future for leadership in the area.”

 

The first annual Brantford Youth Leadership Conference takes place on Saturday, February 12th from 2:00p.m.-5:00p.m. at the Belleville Community Hall. The event will begin with a series of speakers from 2:00p.m.-3:00p.m. A number of skill developing workshops on a variety of topics will occur from 3:00p.m.-4:00p.m. Following those discussions, there will be a screening of the documentary “Shannen’s Dream,” a presentation from Earth Hour Brantford and  a special community engagement seminar hosted by Marc Laferriere.

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