ProjectYU is currently recruiting a new class of YU Ambassadors to be part of the TimelapseTO initiative.
Applications will be open from March 1st to April 1st 2017.
1. What is a YU Youth Ambassador?
YU Ambassadors are young people between the ages of 18-24 who have volunteered to act representative, contributor and/or and promoter of Project YU. The next “class” of Ambassadors will be focused on helping to deliver TimelapseTO workshops in neighbourhoods across Toronto in Spring and Fall 2017.
You do not need any formal training or education in any particular subject to be a YU Ambassador. You can be in college/university, working, or anywhere in between.
3. What will YU Ambassadors do?
Participation in the above activities can be easily done by someone who is currently in school or working. Activities will be planned around school schedules and work hours where possible.
Ambassadors can stay involved with Project YU after completion of the TimelapseTO activities if they choose to do so.
2. What’s in it for you?
Becoming a YU Ambassador gives you an opportunity to participate in an exciting project, meet new like-minded people and build your leadership skills.
Other benefits of becoming a YU Ambassador include:
5. About TimelapseTO
TimelapseTO is an initiative that invites youth across Toronto to imagine, design, and discuss the future of their neighbourhood. Five TimelapseTO workshops will be held in neighbourhoods across the city. At each workshop, participants will use large-scale maps and colourful, tactile materials, to imagine the growth and changes they would like to see in their neighbourhood. The purpose of the initiative is to provide youth from diverse neighbourhoods with an opportunity to learn about neighbourhood growth, share their local knowledge and participate in important conversations about where they live.
The project is being run by Maximum City and the Canadian Urban Institute, with support of Project YU Ambassadors. Check out the video from a previous event here: https://vimeo.com/169019711
6. How to apply
Interested individuals should fill out the online application form: www.projectyu.ca/timelapsetoapply
Youth ages 18-24 with an interest in learning and working to improve their community should apply. Applications will be evaluated based on demonstrated interest in the project and its outcomes. We are hoping that from all across Toronto will become involved.