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Friday, May 6, 2011

Youth Forum in Barrie

Barrie | by Phil Birchard  

High school students will gather at Georgian College in Barrie for a youth forum today.

High school students from all over our area will be gathering at Georgian College in Barrie for a youth forum today.

Approximately 250 students from 9 different school boards will be at the Barre Regional Youth forum, which is part of the Ministry of Education's plan to engage young people about the importance of being equitable and inclusive in school, and beyond.

The forum will also feature workshops that address topics such as racism, poverty, homophobia and social justice.

It's taking place from 9 AM to 3 PM, and the event kicks off with a keynote address at 9:15 AM by author Chris D'Sousa.

 

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