The provincial government has named Central Collegiate student Momore Afolabi to its provincial youth council for the 2023-24 school year.
Afolabi is one of 12 students from across Saskatchewan who will join this body, which will provide feedback and insights on education policies, curriculum, programs, or priorities in response to requests that the Minster of Education, ministry staff and sector partners make.
Throughout the year, the students will come together to build leadership skills, improve knowledge application and problem-solving skills, and contribute to promoting and understanding change in the education sector.
“The City of Moose Jaw is a small but welcoming city. Living in the city for 12 years has introduced Momore to the pleasantries of living a quiet life,” the Grade 12 student’s biography said. “The community is surrounded by beautiful sights, like stargazing, sunsets and clean parks, while also having various thriving local businesses.
Afolabi takes part in several activities that connect her to the community of Moose Jaw. This includes the city youth advisory committee, attending MJ RADAR meetings (for racial discrimination), volunteering for community events like Sidewalk Days, taking on several volunteer roles within the school, and helping stores thrive by working and purchasing from them.
Furthermore, Afolabi believes some of her accomplishments — such as participating in the Model United Nations Assembly and taking an active role in the city’s youth advisory committee — will give her a good insight into how to participate in the provincial youth council properly, her biography said.
She has also worked within larger groups, such as the school’s Student Leadership Council and the role of Executive Representative, which will allow her to work effectively within large group settings.
The youth is very passionate about living in a discrimination-free society and appreciates communities with a diverse collection of people with open minds. That is why Afolabi is passionate about being on the youth council and learning about different experiences and observations throughout the province.
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