Youth Week & Encourage Me Ajax

Ajax Youth Week presented by RBC Royal Bank

National Youth Week is May 1-7. It is dedicated to the celebration of youth and their active participation in their community. Youth Week is an opportunity for Ajax to celebrate youth. All Youth Week events are FREE! No preregistration required. 

Youth Week & the Encourage Me Ajax campaign, is developed with the following goals :

  • To support youth with encouragement and guidance
  • To enhance the image of youth by focusing on their potential
  • To enlist community members to reshape perceptions though information sharing, dialogue and celebration

Youth Week is a time to honour youth involvement! Youth are responsible and productive members of the community with interesting stories to tell. Whether it is recreation, drama, sport, dance, civic engagement, art, volunteerism or leadership, this is your chance to nominate yourself or an Ajax youth that is involved in their community.

What does it mean to be a youth ambassador?
This is your chance to represent youth from across Ajax, and be featured as an ambassador. You are our future leaders! Ambassadors will be highlighted on social media, online, in print and as part of the Encourage Me Ajax celebration. Ambassadors will also be asked to take part in additional Youth Week activities from May 1-7, and the celebration on Wednesday May 2, 2018. 
What are your responsibilities as a youth ambassador?
Attend some of the FREE drop in events with your friends throughout Ajax, between May 1-7 as well as attend the Encourage Me Ajax Event to receive your certificate from the Mayor. This event will showcase the aspirations, dedication and talents that the young members of our community possess. The event kicks off with motivational speaker, followed by interesting stories and passions told by youth, and honoring the 20 youth ambassadors. Food, games, and networking with youth organizations to follow. All ages, and general public are welcome to the event. 

Free Youth Week Activities: YouthWeek