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posted May 1, 2017, 12:41 PM by Jo-Anne Sandall ‎[Staff]‎
National Youth Week is May 1 – 7 every year, it is a week dedicated to the celebration of youth and their active participation in their community. Whether it is recreation, drama, sport, dance, civic engagement, art, volunteerism or leadership, every day young people are involved in meaningful activities during their free time. National Youth Week is a time to honour their involvement!
Youth, those young people in their teenage years, are an important asset to Canadian communities. One way in which young people learn to successfully bridge the developmental gap between childhood and adulthood is through the activities in which they participate in their time out of school or work.
National Youth Week is an opportunity for your community to celebrate youth. It’s a chance for you to host events and support the principles of intentional youth development that National Youth Week stands for. It is a chance to do something in your community, knowing that hundreds of other communities across the country are dedicating their efforts to celebrate youth at the same time as you do!
Everyone will be given a leaf to write about what being youth means to them and the leaves will be put up on the wall to celebrate all the youth at Abbey Park, we can't wait to see what you come up with!