Youth invited to ‘jam’ at SFU Surrey

Event for 16- to 24-year-olds aimed at shaping fall community summit.

A forum for youth to discuss economic issues that matter to them will be part of Simon Fraser University Public Square’s 2013 Community Summit in September.

Youth will not only participate in the forum – they’re designing it.

Young people from 16-24 are being encouraged to take the reins and bring their suggestions to an Idea Jam at SFU’s Surrey campus on July 9 from 4:30-6:30 p.m. (room 3340). Campus tours will also be available starting at 3:45 p.m.

Earlier “jams” were held in Vancouver and Burnaby. Organizers say the jams are being held for youth to brainstorm ways of making the forum inspiring and relevant.

The forum will launch SFU Public Square’s second community summit, Charting BC’s Economic Future on Sept. 28. The summit will run until Oct. 4.

The forum has already garnered the support of TELUS’s Community Board, which will provide a cheque for $12,700 at the July 9 Surrey Idea Jam.

For more details and to register see: http://at.sfu.ca/SepAua

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