October 29th, 2014 at the Fredericton Inn -- 8:30 am to 3:30 pm
This is an invitation from Partners for Youth Inc.
On October 29th, Partners For Youth will be hosting the second ever Youth Engagement Summit in New Brunswick, and we are looking for grade 11 and 12 students and adult supporters who would be willing to take part. This summit is funded in part by the Province of New Brunswick. It is a unique opportunity for students to be engaged on issues of public policy. Limited space is available and we would like a broad representation of youth from urban, rural, Francophone, First Nations and Anglophone communities. Places for adult supporters is limited and we cannot guarantee all requested spaces.
We are very excited to announce that starting August 1st, 2014 we will be accepting applications for the Rosemary McCain McMillin Scholarship!
As announced at our 20th Anniversary Gala on June 12th 2014, the Rosemary McCain McMillin Scholarship will be awarded annually to young people who are, or were in the care of the Province of New Brunswick and are looking to pursue post-secondary studies at the graduate level. The scholarship covers up to $5,000 of the cost of post-secondary tuition and fees. Anyone who is from care in New Brunswick can apply, including students who have applied for, or obtained the scholarship in previous years.
The Rosemary McCain McMillin Scholarship fund was founded by our patron, Rosemary McCain McMillin. Her generosity has been an important aspect of our growth in the past decade.
"I give because of a feeling deep inside me, it's part of my history and part of my family. Dad and mother always helped others and I remember that very well. I grew up in the depression where there were six children at home. I remember my father coming home at the end of the week with a roll of lifesavers for the six of us to share – it was a great treat and we were all so thankful. I had the most wonderful childhood and I wish all children could have the same thing. Education is so important and I want to give children the opportunity to succeed."
- Rosemary McCain McMillin
The Rosemary McCain McMillin Scholarship is administered by Partners Foundation Inc. The successful applicant will be chosen by an independent review committee.
We will be accepting applications until the deadline of September 1, 2014. Any documentation or references received after this deadline may disqualify your application.
To apply, please download the application form below. Send your completed application by mail (not by fax) to:
Partners for Youth Inc.
535 Beaverbrook Ct., Suite B-10
Fredericton, NB, E3B 1X6
Attn: Robyn Lippett
We are very excited to be able to announce Ray Zahab as the keynote speaker for the Celebration Dinner we are staging at the Fredericton Convention Centre June 12th. Ray is a remarkable person and a perfect fit for an organization like ours that works with youth at risk, as his Foundation, i2P (Impossible to Possible) is all about inspiring young people. And he is quite the inspiration, having gone from a pack-a-day smoker/coach potato to endurance athlete. He has realized extraordinary accomplishments including walking across the Saraha and Gobi deserts, and setting the world speed record for walking to the South Pole, and with snowshoes, no skis.
Take a look at our Fall 2013 newsletter for updated information on what we've been up to, including info on the Sunrise Farm, our most recent Summer camps, and our upcoming 20 year anniversary.
We've also taken a moment to thank and recognize the hard work of one of the greatest advocates for less fortunate we've ever known.
Over the last year, members of the NBYICN have been hard at work designing a follow-up report to the Youth In Care Hearings that took place last fall. After much collaboration, we have finally completed our report and entitled it: A Long Road Home.
This report provides details on the consultation process that led to the hearings, as well as the content of the hearings themselves. We've also included a series of recommendations for government officials on changes that could be made to better the current care system.
Au cours de la dernière année, nos membres du RJPCNB ont travaillé très fort sur la rédaction d'un compte-rendu des Auditions des jeunes pris en charge qui ont eu lieu l'automne passé. Après une longue série de rencontres, nous avons finalisé un rapport intitulé : À la recherche d'un chez-moi.
Ce rapport vous offre de plus amples renseignements sur le processus de consultation qui à beaucoup influencé les auditions, ainsi qu'un aperçu des sujets que nous avons discuté lors de la journée même. Nous y avons aussi ajouté une série de recommandations pour le gouvernement sur comment on pourrait améliorer le système actuel.
Interested in knowing more about the NBYICN? Take a look at our Summer 2013 newsletter. You can also check out our program page.
Aimeriez-vous en savoir plus sur le RJPCNB? Jettez un coup d'oeil à notre bulletin d'été 2013. Vous pouvez aussi vous référer à notre site Web du programme.
FREDERICTON, NB – Partners for Youth Inc. would like to express our sincere condolences to the family of Andy Scott upon his death. Andy was a wonderful compassionate person, dedicated public servant and a proud New Brunswicker and Canadian. Andy was a member of our board of directors and will be truly missed and fondly remembered by everyone involved with our organization.
"Andy had great political success but more importantly he had life-long determination to do the right thing. His pursuit of justice in all areas and his sensitivity and genuine concern for the less fortunate in our world was significant. For this and so many other reasons he was respected and loved, he will be missed." said Partners for Youth Inc. founder and chairperson emeritus, Hon. Jim Ross.
CEO – John Sharpe