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Budyanee De Zoysa

Budyanee is an active member of over five different Budyanee de Zoysayouth groups and initiatives in Kingston. She is always looking for ways to play her part in improving our community. Her engagement and advocacy for Kingston youth began shortly after she arrived, December 2015. Budyanee was approached by a member of the Limestone District School Board to be a Keynote Speaker for the “Dare to Stand Out: Youth Diversity Conference”. This was her first time speaking about her experiences coming to Canada in front of a large audience of youth. She was amazed by how responsive, appreciative, and respectful everyone was, this encouraged her to continue being involved in the Kingston community.

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Your Guide to Youth Week 2017

National_Youth_Logo_CLRNot everyone knows that in Canada we have a week long celebration of young people called “National Youth Week” which runs every year from May 1-7. Mayor Bryan Paterson made a proclamation in 2016 making Kingston a home for National Youth Week for years to come. Y2K has teamed up with our partners at Community Living Kingston, the YMCA Kingston, the Kingston Police, the Boys & Girls Club, CRNK, Blue Canoe Productions, The Juvenis Festival, and the City of Kingston to bring free programming for youth throughout this week.

This is your guide to National Youth Week here in Kingston, check out all of the free events and programming in what will be a busy week!

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Mayor’s Youth Council

Councillors_BryanPattersonWe are so excited to finally be able to announce a new opportunity for Kingston youth! Y2K is happy to share that applications are now open for the first ever KINGSTON MAYOR’S YOUTH COUNCIL.

The mission of this council is to share ideas, opinions, and the sentiments of youth from Kingston with Mayor Paterson, in topics that are within municipal dominion. This includes topics that are in specific regards to youth, as well as topics that are unrelated to youth. The creation of this council is in the spirit of youth empowerment and the sharing of youth voice in Kingston.

10296678_671695539562687_3033200389386639812_nThe application process is open to all Kingston youth aged 14- 24 and can be completed online or printed and brought into the Youth2Kingston (Y2K) offices. Application period is open until April 28th, 2017 and successful candidates, if selected, will be contacted for interviews.

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Applications are now open until April 28, this council is a volunteer opportunity with 1 meeting per month. If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to contact us!