Youth Volunteer Fair

Do you need volunteer hours for high school? Are you interested in getting involved in your community? 

The Town of Aurora hosts a Fall Youth Volunteer Fair each year to provide an opportunity for youth to speak with community organizations about current or potential volunteer opportunities. We hope to inform youth ages 12 to 17 not only about opportunities to complete their high school community service hours requirement, but also about how they can get involved in their communities at large. 

For more information about Youth Volunteer Fairs, please email the Youth Division 

Looking for current volunteer opportunities? Head over to our Youth Volunteering webpage for more information.

Fall Youth Volunteer Fair - Thursday, November 17, 2022

Thursday, November 17, 2022
4 p.m. to 7 p.m. | Aurora Family Leisure Complex

This year’s fair will take place in-person with a variety of community organizations. Youth will have a chance to learn about opportunities directly from community organizations or sign-up for opportunities on the spot. For more information or to sign-up as a community organization, please email the Youth Division.

Youth Volunteer Fair - Flyer


National Youth Week – May 1 to 7, 2022

national youth week

National Youth Week - Annual Event

The Town of Aurora is proud to celebrate National Youth Week annually from May 1 to May 7.

Youth are a vital part of each community and contribute meaningful experiences through their participation in a wide variety of programs. Whether it is recreation, arts, civic engagement, drama, dance, sport, volunteerism, or leadership, their contributions help shape our communities.

Throughout May 1 to May 7, we celebrate teens aged 12 to 17 by offering a schedule full of free programs, events, and opportunities.

For more information or to get involved, please email the Youth Division

Youth Week 2022 - Schedule of Events

The Town of Aurora is excited to offer a variety of events during Youth Week 2022. Events are free for youth between the ages of 12 to 17. The Town reserves the right to cancel, amend or change activities. Unless otherwise noted, all events will take place at the Aurora Family Leisure Complex (135 Industrial Parkway North).

Youth Week 2022 - Flyer

Youth Week 2022 - Schedule of Events
ActivityDate & Times

Youth Open Gym Drop-Ins

Wednesday May 4 - 8 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.

Saturday, May 7 - 3:30 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Youth Basketball Drop-Ins

Sunday, May 1 - 12:30 p.m. to 2 p.m.

Friday, May 6 - 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Youth & Family Open Gym Drop-Ins*

Thursday, May 5 - 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Youth Shinny**

Friday, May 6 - Ages: 15 to 17 years - 3 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Friday, May 6 - Ages: 11 to 14 years - 4 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Countdown to Summer Bash

Thursday, May 5 - 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Teen Park Clean-Ups (Lambert Willson Park)

Tuesday, May 3 - 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Thursday, May 5 - 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Note - Pre-registration is required.

STEM Minds Mario Kart 8 Deluxe eSports Tournament

Saturday, May 7 - Details to come soon. 

2022-2023 Youth Engagement Committee Applications

Applications accepted from May 1 to July 31.

Please visit our YEC webpage for full details and to complete an application today.

*Youth & Family Open Gym will be free both youth (ages 12 to 17) and family members (18 years and above).
**Full equipment (mouth and neck guards, full helmet with cage) is required for Youth Shinny. 

Questions about Youth Week 2022? Please email the Youth Division or visit the @AuroraTeens on Instagram page for updates throughout the week.

Teens in Focus

Teens in Focus is all about recognizing and celebrating the youth in our community. The program aims at highlighting youth ages 12 to 17 years across Aurora.

There are no requirements for accomplishments or merit. Instead, we want to highlight the everyday teens in our community, including those that make a difference, that are great friends, and that are just typical teens. The Town of Aurora is proud to have these teens as part of our community.

Each day during Youth Week, teens will be selected by community submitted nominations and featured on the @AuroraTeens Instagram. Teens and community members are encouraged to submit nominations at any time by completing the following steps:

  • Email the Youth Division or Direct Message @AuroraTeens on Instagram.
  • Nominations must include name and Instagram username of the nominee, a brief reason why they are being nominated and a photo if possible.
  • Nominees must be between the ages of 12 to 17 years.
  • Nominations are subject to the discretion of Town staff. The Town of Aurora reserves the right to cancel, amend or change this program.

For questions or more information, please email the Youth Division


Aurora’s Teen Idol - Spring/Summer 2022

Aurora Teen Idol

Registration 
Are you between the ages of 12 and 17 and a resident of Aurora? Then you could be Aurora’s next Teen Idol. Registration takes place in the Spring each year. For more information, visit the Aurora Teen Idol webpage. This annual competition is a great opportunity for budding artists. 
Auditions 

For the audition round, each participant will prepare one song which they will perform in front of three judges. They can choose any song of their choice. The auditions will be taking place in June of each year. When you register to participate, more details, including the audition location will be sent to you.

The judges will be choosing eight semi-finalists which will perform one more time on Canada Day in Lambert Willson Park. Not only will these eight semi-finalists get to perform on the Canada Day stage, but each semi-finalist will also be invited to perform the national anthem at the beginning of one of the Concerts in the Park during the summer. 


Teens In Focus: Highlighting Teens in Aurora

Inspired by National Youth Week, Teens in Focus is all about recognizing and celebrating the youth in our community. The program aims at highlighting youth ages 12 to 17 years across Aurora.

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What is Teens in Focus?
There are no requirements for accomplishments or merit! Instead, we want to highlight the everyday teens in our community, including those that make a difference, that are amazing friends, and that are just typical teens. The Town of Aurora is proud to have these teens as part of our community!
Nomination & Selection Process

Each month, teens will be selected from community submitted nominations and featured on the @AuroraTeens Instagram and the Town of Aurora website. Teens and community members are encouraged to submit nominations at any time by completing the following steps:

  • Email the Youth Division or Direct Message @AuroraTeens on Instagram.
  • Nominations must include name and Instagram username of the nominee (if they have an Instagram account), a brief reason why they are being nominated and a photo if possible.
  • Nominees must be between the ages of 12 to 17 years.

Nominations are subject to the discretion of Town staff. The Town of Aurora reserves the right to cancel, amend or change this program.

Youth Week 2020 Nominees

For questions or more information, please contact the Youth Division