Scarborough Centre Youth Forum

We know our youth are smart and full of ideas to make our community better. That is why I am hosting the inaugural Scarborough Centre Youth Forum this March. I want to provide our young leaders with a platform to share their thoughts on several key issues including education, employment, safety, climate change, community engagement, mental health, skills training, racism and discrimination.

The Forum will include round table discussions, presentations, live music by R.I.S.E. Edutainment, a dance performance by Simply Swagg Dance Studio and a mindfulness meditation led by Julien Christian Lutz.

Julien Christian Lutz – professionally known as Director X – is an award-winning director of music videos for Drake, Rihanna, Kanye West, and many more. He is also a filmmaker, an artist, and now a mindfulness advocate, drawing on his own experience with gun violence to head up a movement called Operation Prefrontal Cortex.

Come early to the Forum and the Microsoft team will be available starting at 9:30 AM to give you a free professional photo and to get you started on creating a brand new LinkedIn online profile.

For questions, e-mail councillor_thompson@toronto.ca or call 416-397-9274.

Event Details:

Date: Saturday, March 21st, 2020
Time: 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM
Location: McGregor Park Community Centre

All youth ages 13 to 21 are welcome to attend.

Have your Say! Enter the Scarborough Centre Youth Contest!

In conjunction with the Youth Forum I am hosting a Scarborough Centre Youth Contest inviting youth ages 13 to 21 to prepare a creative proposal on how to make Scarborough Centre a better place. Proposals can be submitted in one of the following three formats: visual, written or audio/video. The top three applicants will get to present their proposal at the Scarborough Centre Youth Forum on March 21. Please download and read the Youth Contest Rules and complete the Consent Form. The Consent Form must be submitted with your application or it will not be considered.

Submit your applications to Keisha.Francis@toronto.ca by March 2, 2020 at 11:59 p.m. No late or incomplete submissions will be considered.