What is the Forum?



The Forum for Young Albertans is a non-partisan political learning opportunity for high school students. Through speaker presentations, group discussions, tours and formal activities students are given the opportunity to listen, learn from and question the decision makers and those who influence their lives. 

In a private audience with Forum participants, politicians debate one another on a variety of topics including education, the environment and the economy. Lobby groups have discussed tips and strategies for exerting political pressure. Political observers, university professors and the media provide students with a special analysis of provincial and local politics.
 

Students also examine and review concerns of the day through work shops, mock council meetings and parliamentary discussions. Issues addressed in the past have ranged from smoking by-laws to legislated drinking ages. National unity has been an ever-present topic of discussion during the Forum's 28 year history. Each Forum day will also include opportunities for students to relax, have fun and get to know other young Albertans. There is ample free time.
 


AM I ELIGIBLE TO ATTEND?

Students from Grade 9 to Grade 12 are invited to attend the Forum program. 

As the Forum occurs during the school year, participants must be in good academic standing so as to not jeopardize their studies.  Students should check with their Social Studies teacher to see if there are any other students attending from your school. 


WILL I HAVE FUN?
 


Forum for Young Albertans participants come together from around the province to live and learn together in a new and exciting atmosphere of friendship and discovery. Dorm living, scheduled events and free time provide opportunities for students to get to know one another. 

For over thirty years participants have formed lasting relationships, learned about others and most importantly, learned about themselves. Many indicate a strengthened pride in our nation and our province.  You will meet some motivated and engaging peers. Tomorrow's leaders are attending the Forum for Young Albertans today! 


WHAT WILL WE DO DURING THE WEEK?


See "Week Agenda



WHERE DO I STAY? 

Forum participants stay at a hotel in the heart of downtown Edmonton. Students are assigned two to a room in separate, chaperoned living areas for men and women. 

Trained Forum staff are on hand twenty-four hours a day.



WHAT DOES IT COST? 

The total cost for the week is $375.00 per student including G.S.T. (exclusive of transportation costs). Students are responsible for travel to and from Edmonton. 

Registration Fee:    $75.00
Conference Fee:   $300.00
Total:               $375.00

The Forum has established a bursary program for students who require financial assistance. 

Please Contact Us for further information.