Why does having a clean school matter to me? If I were the Mayor of St. John’s, I would do what? Where should we be focusing our attention these days? These questions and more get answered each year at our our annual Speak Up and Promote Environmental Responsibility (SUPER) Speak-Off competition!
This program is geared towards engaging youth in grade six from various schools throughout the St. John’s area. This event promotes environmental responsibility and gives students an opportunity to compete for prizes, and is always a highlight for the Youth Engagement Committee as it is one of their most fun and important events.
The SUPER Speak-Off is held in March each year in the Foran Room at City Hall, where family, friends and teachers of the participants are welcome. Participants can choose to speak on various topics, such as:
- Litter Prevention and City Beautification
- Ecological Protection and Heritage Preservation
- Community Development and Youth Leadership
- Trends in Environmental Science and Technology
Guest judges are recruited for the event each year, and often include local media personalities, sponsors, local politicians, and public advocates for environmental responsibility. What a fantastic way to get our youth involved!