In honour of National Youth Week, May 1-7, 2023, the City of Kitchener will be celebrating local youth and recognizing their contributions to our community. The Kitchener Youth Action Council (KYAC) is hosting the annual KYAC Youth Awards on Wednesday, May 3, from 6-8 p.m. at the Victoria Park Pavilion. The event will feature guest speakers, entertainment, and an awards ceremony.

Each year, the Kitchener Youth Action Council (KYAC) celebrates the valuable contributions of young people ages 14 to 24 who are passionate about making a difference in their community. The KYAC Youth Awards recognize the efforts of outstanding youth who help to make their schools, neighbourhoods and community a better place through their leadership, hard work and dedication.  

More than 40 youth have been nominated for a KYAC Youth Award this year, in 12 youth award categories, including:

  • Art & Culture
  • Service & Caregiving
  • Sports & Recreation
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Unity in Diversity
  • Environmental
  • Social Action & Justice
  • Personal Triumph
  • Intergenerational
  • Group Award
  • Youth Ally Award- For Adults (25 years or older)

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