Basin Youth Network

The Basin Youth Network helps communities increase local activities and opportunities for youth aged 12 to 18, enabling them to learn new skills, such as leadership, and engage more with each other and their communities.

Many communities have already received Trust support to create community youth networks or groups, while others may now receive support to establish them. These groups will be able to receive help from the Basin Youth Network to deliver programs based on community priorities—plus have a mechanism to collaborate with each other.

The Trust will lead the network by developing programs, hosting youth-focused events and hiring a regional coordinator. The network will also support emerging needs, such job readiness and work experience programming, and others as identified.

The Trust has allocated $4.65 million over three years—$1.55 million annually.

To learn more about your community’s involvement in the network, contact Michelle d’Entremont at 1.800.505.8998 or

Columbia Basin Trust