On May 7th , Hope 24/7 will be hosting its annual Youth Summit. Every year, this event is hosted to recognize the schools that participate in the Our Youth Our Future program, and to show our gratitude to the youth that make this a successful program. This year the Youth Summit will be held at GlowZone 360 in Brampton. The event will consist of educational workshops which will aim to challenge the participants both physically and mentally. The workshops will test youth on their knowledge of what they learned during OYOF discussions, and then they will have a chance to apply their understanding throughout the activities. Of course, amongst the educational aspect, this day will also be marked by copious amounts of fun! The participants will have opportunities to earn prizes, interact with their peers, and engage in healthy competition. Food and drinks will also be provided during the event.
This year’s theme for the 2019 Youth Summit is “Staying Woke”. This term has several definitions, however, Hope 24/7 defines it as being aware of the injustices around us, and turning our words into actions to combat these challenges. Our social media outlets have aimed to highlight leaders who have demonstrated this theme. Please view out Instagram and Twitter for more content.
The Youth Summit, OYOF, and other youth programming offered by Hope 24/7 are developed because we realize the daily challenges the youth in our community face. We want to empower them to develop coping skills, resiliency, self-esteem, and ultimately provide them with tools which will help them deal with challenges as they progress into adulthood.