Maple Ridge Youth Strategy & Youth Development Wheel
As one of the fastest growing municipalities in the region, the City has a high proportion of youth who face a challenging and ever-changing world. To help support the positive physical, social and psychological development of our youth (12-18 years) and emerging adults (19-24), the City, with support from community partners, has developed a Youth Strategy & Youth Development Wheel.
These recommendations have been organized into four major theme areas:
- Inclusive Community Spaces & Activities
- Community Engagement
- Wellness & Mental Health
- Transitioning to Adulthood
It Takes A Village…
Making Maple Ridge a place where youth can thrive is a shared responsibility of our whole community. Developing the Youth Strategy is the first step of many on this journey – this community-owned plan will require continued communication, collaboration and action by many partners. The City’s role in implementing the recommendations will include a range of leading initiatives, partnering with other organizations, and advocating to influence decisions and policy at more senior levels of government. City staff will work closely with partners and other agencies to develop a framework to implement the Strategy over several years. Together, we can create an even stronger network to support, engage, and empower the younger members of our society.
For More Information
For questions or more information regarding the Youth Strategy or Youth Development Wheel, please email Youth Services.