The New Opportunities for Innovative Student Engagement (NOISE) program is an exciting opportunity for youth to learn about community-based research and use that knowledge to make positive change in their communities.

What do participants do at NOISE?

Learn about (and do!) community-based research

Share thoughts and ideas about issues and transform them into action!

Make positive change in the community, while doing exciting activities and networking

Improve critical thinking skills through innovative and participatory activities

Leadership, enhanced academic achievement, increased social and civic engagement are some of the positive outcomes that youth experience after taking part in NOISE, along with increased knowledge about research and critical thinking!

What is NOISE comprised of?

While NOISE  varies in each YouthREX Hub offering the programming, activities are always designed to increase knowledge and build capacity around Community-Based Research:

Community-Based Research (CBR) Capacity Building

The primary objective of the CBR training is to increase knowledge of and familiarity with community-based research through a twelve week program (40+ hours) focused on CBR, critical thinking, communication and leadership. This programming allows youth to ask key questions that can inform how youth services can better support youth wellbeing in their communities.  This program is being offered in our Southwestern, Eastern and Northeastern Regional Hubs for 2016.

NOISE Fellowship & Internship

Participating in NOISE also provides opportunities for youth to contribute to the shaping of YouthREX’s Evaluation and Knowledge Mobilization work by contributing to YouthREX’s activities as an intern or by extending YouthREX’s work by undertaking an independent social action project. Internships with YouthREX Regional Hubs will be available for a limited number of NOISE participants.

How can I participate in NOISE?

We are not accepting any new NOISE fellows at the moment. Please check back!