Brandon Youth Development Project
Now Completed for 2012
The Brandon Youth Development Project (BYDP) brings together youth aged 12 to 17 with non profit community groups that are willing to mentor a youth through a summer work experience program. The program is designed to assist students and youth in developing skills and gaining valuable work experience.
Community Development Coordinator
City of Brandon
Information for Youth
Youth interested in participating must be 12 to 17 years of age and living in Brandon. The program will target youth facing at least one of the following barriers:
- Minimal or no work experience
- Aboriginal origin
- Health, drug, and/or alcohol related problems
- Visible or ethic minority
- Street involvement
- Contact with justice or child welfare
- Homeless or at-risk of becoming homeless
- Lack of social supports: family, friends, or community
- Poor self-management and/or behavioural management abilities
- Child of single parent
Note: Students are not required to have a Social Insurance Number (SIN) to be involved in the program.
Information for Organizations
Non-profit agencies or service groups that have programs or projects during the months of July and August are invited to contact the Manitoba Youth Jobs Centre to request the assistance of youth for short-term projects. The maximum number of hours for each youth will be thirty hours. If an agency has a project that is longer than thirty hours, it can be divided into two or more placements, as it must be two different youth. The City of Brandon will in turn provide a training allowance to the youth participants equal to minimum wage.
Projects for the youth can range from office work, organizing activities, painting, or other miscellaneous jobs. The goal of the program is to provide youth with work experience, so be creative!
Contact Manitoba Youth Jobs Centre