A Youth Explosion (AYE) is an annual event that addresses the lack of opportunities for young people to stand up and express themselves. It’s a space for youth to share their wisdom with a diverse audience through a wide variety of mediums. Most will be Indigenous youth, and many will share their stories through traditional cultural arts.
AYE 2019 is just around the corner, so save the date! The AYE Youth Committee and staff are excited to announce that this year’s event is November 16, 2019 at the beautiful TELUS Spark venue.
At AYE 2019, YOU will experience storytellers coming together for an explosion of creative expression, showcasing amazing acts of resiliency, authenticity, courage and passion. Check out our 2018 video on YouTube.
A past participant shared “Since I got the opportunity to perform at A Youth Explosion, it has really helped me out of my shell. I’ve always been this shy little girl, and always just imagined singing on stage but never in real life and when I got the opportunity to do it, and I did it, it definitely changed my life. I was able to actually go and talk to a group of students and have confidence, I can actually say I have my dream job which is a youth program coordinator for art, I just want to be that mentor for the youth, help them out of their comfort zone and help them achieve their full potential of whatever it is they want to do in life.”
You won’t want to miss this inspiring event, follow our Instagram @canadabridgesaye to find out more. Save the date in your calendar - Nov 16th. Hope to see you there!