Youth Cooperative gets ready to work
Stanstead Youth Cooperative
( Cooperative Jeunesse de
services de Stanstead or CJS) is getting ready for a fourth season of matching up young workers looking for work experience with local residents and businesses looking to hire young people. The organizers are now looking for young people, aged 12 to 17, who would like to work this summer and citizens who have jobs that could be handled by this age group, such as gardening, lawn mowing, weeding, painting, pool cleaning, babysitting and more.
This year the CJS is holding a contest that will see one lucky winner get help with their gardening, painting or pool maintenance all summer. The “Win a gardener for the summer” contest will provide the winner of the contest with a six week contract, of one and a half hours per week, from July 3rd to August 10th, for work of their choice that fits in with the Cooperative’s mandate. The place of work must be on the territory of Stanstead and the property owner must provide the necessary equipment. Tickets at $3 each or two for $5 are on sale at the Caisse Desjardins de Stanstead, the Stanstead Town Hall, the CAB RH Rediker and the CJE Memphremagog. The drawing will take place on June 26th.
Young people from Stanstead and neighbouring municipalities who would like to work and citizens or businesses interested in offering contracts this summer can contact Marise Trepanier at 819 704-0660.
Seen here at the launch of this summer’s Youth Cooperative and the new contest are (l. to r.): Michel Benoit, CSSSM community organizer; Mylene Labonté, director of the CAB RH Rediker; Marie-katryn D. – Martel, animator of the CJS 2012; Marise Trepanier, Stanstead Recreation coordinator; Veronique Boutin-gauvin, CET communication agent; and Marie Eve Riendeau, Caisse Desjardins de Stanstead community agent.