Project money for youth

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The Forum je­unesse Es­trie (FJE) wants to help young peo­ple, from the ages of 12 to 21, to re­al­ize projects within the com­mu­nity of the Mem­phrem­a­gog MRC. The Passe a GO pro­gram, which gets funds from the Fonds d’ini­tia­tives en par­tic­i­pa­tion citoyenne (FIPC), will fund the cho­sen projects, so­cial projects with ben­e­fits in the com­mu­nity, in the amounts of $500 or $1000. A to­tal of $3000 is avail­able for this year’s projects.

The aim of the pro­gram is to en­cour­age young peo­ple who live in the Mem­phrem­a­gog MRC to be ac­tive in the com­mu­nity. Pre­vi­ous projects in­cluded artis­tic, sport and af­ter­school ac­tiv­i­ties. Young peo­ple must work un­der an ex­ist­ing com­mu­nity or­ga­ni­za­tion and their project must aim to im­prove the com­mu­nity notably in the ar­eas of healthy liv­ing, en­trepreneur­ship, cit­i­zen par­tic­i­pa­tion and school per­se­ver­ance.

Young peo­ple with project ideas have un­til March 1st, 2012, noon, to ap­ply for fund­ing. For more in­for­ma­tion check the Forum je­unesse Es­trie web­site or call Djamila Ous­mane at 819 563-1911, ext. 232.

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