NCC marks four years of NYCEP!
12,483 volunteer hours.
These are the incredible stats from the last four years of our NunatuKavut Youth Community Engagement Project (NYCEP). Through NYCEP, youth learned a variety of multi-media skills to help tell stories about community life and Inuit culture, traditions and history through photography, videography and journalism. The goal of NYCEP was to increase civic engagement by providing youth with meaningful volunteer service opportunities, while promoting mutual understanding and respect between Inuit and non-Inuit youth. It was open to youth between the ages of 15 and 30 living in NunatuKavut.
nakummesuak – a great big thank you – to everyone involved in NYCEP over the past four years. Each of you have been instrumental in helping to capture the stories of NunatuKavut Inuit – stories of our traditions, our places, our way of life and our culture. They will have a positive impact for many years to come.
On June 10, NYCEP staff and youth, along with NCC’s Vice President Jim Holwell, came together for a farewell gathering in Port Hope Simpson to reminisce and participate in some cultural activities. While the gathering marked the conclusion of the project for now, we truly hope it is not the end. We are anxiously waiting for word about a new call for proposals so that we can apply to hopefully continue this amazing project.
We invite you to check out the video below. It highlights the many events and initiatives that NYCEP has been involved in and gives you a glimpse of some behind the scenes action experienced by the youth.Here’s to four years of film, friendships and fun!