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Work Continues On South Huron Youth Engagement Strategy

South Huron | by Peter Jackson  

The four-month project aims to make the area more attractive to local young people

Work on a four-month youth outreach program continues in South Huron, with the aim of enticing young people to stay in the area.

Youth Engagement Coordinator Vanessa Culbert says while social media can be helpful to those in their teens and 20s, it can also be a double-edged sword.

She cautions that platforms like Facebook, Twitter and Instagram can be harmful to the future prospects of young people, because potential employers look at past posts.

Culbert cautions that if a young person's social media history contains negative activity, it can affect their progress in the workforce.

She adds that the South Huron Youth Engagement Strategy also seeks to connect youth with local government, in their quest for change.

Culbert mentions several projects are under way to engage local youth in the municipal decision-making process.

The South Huron Youth Engagement Strategy is one of 10 such initiatives across Ontario, including one in Perth County.

The program is funded by the Rural Ontario Institute.

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