Youth Month text and City of Kitchener logo over a group of young people

Each year, National Youth Week takes place May from 1 to 7. We're working with community partners and organizations to extend Youth Week into Youth Month with many free events and opportunities available for youth.

On this page:

  1. Let's celebrate youth
  2. Free youth events
  3. Youth Month Swim Pass
  4. KYAC Youth Awards
  5. Volunteer with us

Let's celebrate youth

For the entire month of May, we will host multiple free events for youth in our community. Young people deserve to be celebrated for their significant contributions and ongoing dedication to our community.

Free youth events

We are hosting lots of free events to celebrate youth all month! From pizza and ice cream parties to art exhibits, dodgeball and basketball tournaments, sports trivia, board games, bike repair, an innovation fair, youth awards, thrift night and more!

Check out our Youth Month event listing to find event descriptions, details and ages.

Find more events across the Region of Waterloo on the Children and Youth Planning Table website.

Youth Month Swim Pass

We are offering free swim passes for youth ages 12 to 24 in honour of Youth Month, to enjoy recreational swims at any City of Kitchener pool throughout the month of May. Sign up for yours today!

Get a free Youth Month Swim Pass

KYAC Youth Awards

Every year, the Kitchener Youth Action Council (KYAC) celebrates the talents and contributions of young people in our community. We want to promote a positive image of young people and generate awareness of the valuable contributions youth make in our community. Congratulations to all 53 of this year’s Youth Award nominees in 13 award categories!

Visit our KYAC Youth Awards page to learn more.

Volunteer with us

Looking to gain some new skills, make new friends or earn your high school volunteer hours? There are so many ways for youth to volunteer to help with programs and events at the City of Kitchener.

If you are interested in volunteering with us, or want to know about future youth events, send us an email.