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National Youth Week – May 1 to 7, 2021

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National Youth Week - Annual Event

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

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 2020

That’s a wrap on Youth Week 2020! Thank you to everyone who participated and supported this year’s event. It was an exciting year as Youth Week went virtual for the first time. We celebrated all things teens with giveaways, online tutorials and some special content. Missed out? Don’t worry, we’ve got everything saved in our Youth Week Highlights on the @AuroraTeens Instagram. Make sure you check it out for all the exciting content. A big thank you to our presenting sponsor, Desjardins Insurance, for helping us celebrate all that teens contribute to Aurora. Thank you to York North Basketball Association (Y.N.B.A.) for partnering with the Town on the Y.N.B.A. Trick Shot Contest. It was a week to remember.

Youth Week 2020 was proudly presented by:

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Past event and programs have included YNBA Basketball Tournament, Aurora Art Show & Sale, C.M.H.A.& Y.E.C. Trivia Night, Community Book Sale, and free drop-ins! 

Aurora’s Teen Idol - Summer

Aurora Teen Idol

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 Canada Day webpage. This annual competition is a great opportunity for budding artists. 

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. 

Youth Volunteer Fair

Youth volunteer fair September 21 to 25 virtual event

Youth Volunteer Fair - Annual Event 

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 

Youth Volunteer Fair 2020 
The 2020 Youth Volunteer Fair went digital! From September 21 to 25, 2020, teens could check out our website and the @AuroraTeens Instagram page for organization highlights and advice on volunteering. Youth even had a chance to learn about opportunities at community organizations.  Missed the fair? Don’t worry – all the info is still available! Head over to our Youth Volunteering webpage and the Aurora Teens Instagram to check out the information.