Released on May 8, 2018
The Provincial Capital Commission is once again hosting 32 high school students from northern Saskatchewan for the annual Charles Knight Youth Mentorship Program. The students travel with their teachers and chaperones to the province’s capital city to learn more about Saskatchewan’s history, the province’s system of government, and the various post-secondary opportunities available to them upon graduation.
“Saskatchewan has so much to offer these young, vibrant students,” Minister Responsible for the Provincial Capital Commission Ken Cheveldayoff said. “Touring our post-secondary institutions, participating in a mock parliament, and witnessing the House in session are just some of the educational experiences this program provides. Our post-secondary institutions provide our youth with the tools they need to find a fulfilling career right here in Saskatchewan.”
Selected students in the program write an essay describing why they are interested in the program, and how they have demonstrated leadership in their school or community.
This year’s student visitors are from the northern Saskatchewan communities of Black Lake, Cumberland House, Dillon, La Loche, La Ronge, Deschambault Lake, Southend and Stony Rapids.
Throughout their four-day stay in Regina, the students tour the educational facilities of the University of Regina, First Nations University of Canada and Saskatchewan Polytechnic. They also meet the Lieutenant Governor, MLAs, community leaders, and visit such landmarks as the Legislative Building, Government House, and the RCMP Training Academy.
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