In honour of the 25th anniversary of the adoption of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child, NBYICN leader Mandy Richard writes about the NBYICN’s dedication to upholding the CRC. Read on to find out how the NBYICN supports the rights of children and youth in New Brunswick!
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There have been a lot of changes at the New Brunswick Youth in Care Network over the last few months- as well as some really exciting updates! If you’re interested in knowing more about the NBYICN and what we’ve been up to- take a look at our Fall 2014 newsletter. You can also check out our program page.
Il y a eu beaucoup de changement au sein de notre Réseau des jeunes pris en charge du Nouveau-Brunswick au courant des derniers mois et il se passe un foule de nouvelles choses excitantes! Jetez un coup d’œil à notre bulletin de l’automne 2014. Vous pouvez aussi vous référer à notre site web pour plus de détails sur notre programmation.
October 29th, 2014 at the Fredericton Inn -- 8:30 am to 3:30 pm
Thank you to everyone who attended the Summit. It was great to meet and host over 200 students, educators, supporters and government partners for great discussion, all focused on the future of our fantastic province. In the coming months all of the information that was gathered will be reviewed, considered and included in a detailed report and action plan to be shared with our partners across the province. We look forward to seeing you all soon!
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.