Editorial – Youth drive welcome

Ladysmith Chronicle

Ladysmith again has the opportunity to break new ground and lay the foundation for future projects.

Last week, local business entrepreneurs and youth had a chance to sit down and talk about projects youth want to see in Ladysmith.

In the end, hopefully the Ladysmith Resources Centre will be given a grant saddling up close to $200,000 to help youth start a business, run by youth and catered by youth.

That is the best thing about it, the youthful enthusiasm behind the whole thing.

This was not a bunch of people behind the scenes telling youth what they should do, why they should do it and what will be successful in Ladysmith. There are too many instances of that happening already.

From the beginning of the plan, youth were meant to lead the charge and see it through to the end.

And while the project is in the hands of the youth, there still seems to be a great deal of behind-the-scenes support that will be needed and much-appreciated to make sure it gets off the ground and continues to soar.

It is still early, but already word is there is a great group of youth ready to roll up their sleeves and a pack of mentors ready to back them up.

There have been some suggestions already thrown out and there is still a great deal more work to do.

However, the tracks already laid prove the Resources Centre and Ladysmith is worthy to make it to the next step.