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National Youth Week – May 1 to 7, 2021

national youth weekThe 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.

Youth Week 2020 Recap

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!

For more information or to get involved, please email youth@aurora.ca

Aurora’s Teen Idol - Summer

Aurora Teen IdolAre you between the ages of 12 and 17 and a resident of Aurora? Then you could be Aurora’s next Teen Idol. The deadline to register is Friday, June 5. The form is available at aurora.ca/canadaday. 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

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

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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.

 Our next fair is taking place on Thursday, September 17, 2020. Representatives from community organizations in Aurora and York Region will be onsite from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. on that date at the Aurora Family Leisure Complex. 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 contact youth@aurora.ca