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Youth Engagement in Hanover has received a boost.

HANOVER – The Town of Hanover has been selected for a Municipal Internship provided by the Rural Ontario Institute. 
Hanover is one of 10 communities that will receive grant money to hire an intern who focus on Youth Engagement Strategies. 
Hanover feels honoured to be one of the community partners selected for the project. Each partner has developed their own unique approach to youth engagement, tailored to address needs in the local community. The interns will be tasked with implementing local work plans. 
Project Lead Ryan Deska says ROI will be working alongside the partner communities to provide a collaborative environment for the interns, including an in-person orientation session and an online platform for knowledge sharing.
“The work plans we reviewed from all 35 communities who submitted Expressions of Interest have been quite impressive. Communities are looking at youth engagement from a number of different angles, from workforce development, to inclusivity, to health and well-being. It’s encouraging to see this kind of energy focused on better engaging youth in the future of their rural communities.”
Town of Hanover Economic Development Manager April Marshall says the final reports will be shared to the public, outlining promising practices and lessons learned.

“We are thrilled to collaborate on this initiative. We will utilize the intern to develop youth engagement plans to further strategic priorities as they relate to youth, find innovative ways to share stories on youth doing cool things in our community and further engage youth on current community activities and initiatives, as well as assist us in our political engagement efforts.”
The 4-month youth internship will begin in May. Our ideal candidate will have strong communication skills, the ability to conduct research and experience working with youth (all people 15-29 years of age). For a complete job description, please visit hanover.ca/careers. Please submit a cover letter and resume by mail, delivery service or email by Friday, April 5, 2019 at 4:00pm.