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Being on the CBYF Leadership Table

Hi! My name is Meagan, and I am part of the leadership table that supports CBYF. Our leadership table has representatives from organizations across Oxford County that work with youth, whether that might be helping them find employment, access to health services, or homework help. Our purpose is to support the youth council, and help them achieve their goals. Outside of CBYF I am the Outreach/Teen Librarian for Oxford County Library. I have a pretty unique job that takes me out of the library most days to help promote library services, plus I get to run programs for teens and connect with youth across the whole county. Did you know you can build and code a robot, print a game piece on a 3D printer, stream a movie, and plant a garden all in one visit to your local library? So cool!

My path to finding a job I truly love wasn't linear, and it took some detours, a few post-secondary programs, a move across the world and back to find my place in Oxford County. I know what it's like to feel unsure about what you want in life, and it can be daunting to think you need to make major decisions in your teen years that will affect your future. Not to mention the challenges you face when you don't have a solid support system, or the tools you need to finish school or get to a job. That's why CBYF is so important, and I know they are already making an impact in Oxford County.

A major part of why I love being part of the leadership table is seeing the incredible work being done by the youth council. There is so much passion in the team behind this project, and it's energizing to see them want to help improve the lives of Oxford youth. Giving youth the tools and support they need to finish school and gain employment will help to positively impact the lives of many, and it's so cool to see the change makers at work.

I hope you'll follow along with some of the great work CBYF is doing in the community. Follow us on social media, check back to read this blog, or even reach out if it sounds like a project you want to be a part of. And if you ever want to learn more about what the leadership table is doing, or find out about library resources, learn how to use a 3D printer, or just chat about the latest book you read and loved - I'd love to hear from you too! Email me anytime at​

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