We Are Looking For Innovative Youth!
Canada's SchoolNet is looking for young thinkers between the ages of 10-18 to represent Canada on a new national SchoolNet Youth Advisory Board on information technology.. This is your chance to voice your thoughts and opinions on technology and the future. It's the opportunity you've been waiting for!
This could be your chance to make a real difference in shaping the future of Canada.
We want to know what you think about the future of the Internet, how it affects your learning and what kinds of technology and tools would help young people develop the computer skills they need for the future. And to ensure equal access to technology for all.
If you or someone you know is interested, you can apply online at www.schoolnet.ca/syab-ccjr. To be selected you must be a student with good grades, motivated to express your views and make recommendations.
Have your voice heard by the Canadian government. Apply to be a member of the SchoolNet National Youth Advisory Board.
Deadline for applications is November 24, 2000 so don't hesitate, apply today!
WHAT IS IT ABOUT?
The SchoolNet Youth Advisory Board (SYAB) will give an opportunity for young people to let the federal government know their views about computers and the Internet, how this technology affects learning, society and their future. Recommendations made by the board will be used to help define priorities for SchoolNet's youth services so that we know how best to prepare youth for the new information economy.
If you are chosen to be on the youth board, your first task will be to join an online forum and work on some activities with other members.
These activities will help you get to know each other and help you examine the technology issues of most importance to you as a group.
In the spring of 2001, SchoolNet plans to have a face-to-face meeting of the board in Ottawa. Here you will participate in more activities and finalize the youth board's recommendations. You will likely get a chance to meet the Honourary Chair of the SchoolNet Youth Advisory Board, Senator Landon Pearson; and present the board recommendations to the Minister of Industry, John Manley.
For further information, check out our website at: www.schoolnet.ca/syab-ccjr .