Welcome to NorthernYouth.ca | Northern Youth is a project on Tides Canada's Shared Platform

Maliq Barnard

Maliq is 13 years old and lives in Yellowknife, NT. Here’s how he’s taking the lead:

“I have been working on the community bike park for all the kids around town with a few of my friends. I learnt just how hard it can be when someone does damage to things we have been working on. I also realized that helping younger kids learn to bike is really fun and personally rewarding. I truly love just being out there. The atmosphere is really comforting and I love just interacting with all of the younger kids and just watching them progress over the months. If there was something I would want to say to other northern youth, it would be this: get your work done, then do the fun things, and if you fall, just get up, and try again. A huge thanks to the neighbours that support and encourage this great community space.”

About the Author