The Co-op Youth Story Project is an exciting initiative of the BC Co-op
Association, to commemorate 2012, The International Year of Co-ops. It is working to pair up young "detectives" with co-ops and
credit unions around the province who want to promote their co-ops by
having their stories told.
The detectives sleuth out the stories, and then work with artist
mentors to tell them..the stories then become part of a tour that will
come to Nelson in the Fall of 2012. More details online at: www.theyes.ca/co-op-youth-story-project/
If you represent a co-op or credit union---What you should do now:
- Think of an "angle" on your co-op/credit union that would make an interesting story someone might want to investigate/tell
through art. This could be how you started, obstacles you overcame,
ways you've helped members, or built community, an interesting personal story of one of you members, or even a few different
- Write a short, simple description of it ( it can be in point form)
- Provide a contact person who can be a starting
point for youth to find more info (they don't necessarily need to know a
ton about the story, just know where to look, or who to talk to).
you are between 13 and 25 years old:
Send this information to sarah_hyde@ bcca.coop
- Register to be one of the storytellers!
- You could win $1000
toward your education!