Y2K aims to make Kingston a more youth-friendly and inclusive city
Youth 2 Kingston is a citywide initiative of youth advocating for youth. We seek to define the needs of youth in Kingston through social media, community outreach, social programmes and activities. We provide an opportunity for municipal government, community organizations, businesses, and individual residents to listen to young people, to hear their ideas and recommendations on how to better serve youth in Kingston.
Since its founding in 2012, Y2K has connected with over 2500 youth, 1300 adults, and 80 different organizations in the city of Kingston and surrounding areas through its strategy.
The Y2K strategy centres around 4 tables, which work concurrently to make change across different areas of Kingston
- Youth Voice – Aims to connect youth to senior decision-makers to collaborate and make change together within the city
- Environment and Spaces – Aims to improve transportation within the city and surrounding areas, as well as provide safe accessible facilities
- Programs and Opportunities – Aims to build and promote the programs and resources that are available to youth in Kingston
- Health and Wellness – Aims to improve the health and wellbeing of youth in Kingston through supporting various campaigns and improving access to health services