The St. James Town Youth Council is a group of approximately 25 high school students who meet regularly to plan opportunities for bettering their community. The Yonge Street Mission supports the Council by offering administrative support through an adult advisor (Anish Alex) and also by granting them an annual budget which they oversee and use as they see fit to accomplish their mandate.
Some of their most memorable events have included the annual Youth Talent Show “Urban Flair”, the March Break “Camp Reality” and hosting two Jane’s Walks. Their plans for the 2016/2017 year include intentionally focusing on building a strong youth network and build relationship with organizations who support youth in the community.
The St. James Town Youth Council exists to connect, inspire and empower local youth to realize their full potential both personally and in their community. We achieve this by:
- hosting and supporting local events
- advocating for community growth
- exploring initiatives & developing skills
- providing unique learning opportunities