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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!

2016 Youth Forum Schedule

We have announced our 2016 Youth Forum Schedule!

The Youth Forum is coming up December 1 and 2 and we have released our full schedule of events and workshops for youth and adults! For a full list please visit the new Forum Page on our website, you can contact us anytime with questions, comments or if you’d like to get involved, contact us by email¬†KingstonYouthStrategy@outlook.com

Join us for 2 days of free workshops, info sessions, a community trade show, lots of food and ending it all off with a Youth Coffeehouse! The 2016 Youth Forum is December 1 and 2 at the Tett Centre for Creativity and Learning.