Man, we have lots of forces battling against Poverty right now. Remember the Ten Year Plan to End Homelessness that I mentioned in both the Security or Poverty and Hunger Dinner articles? Did you read Sheliza’s poem on homelessness? What about Lily’s take on Seniors in Poverty? Okay, I know that’s a bit much of a homework assignment, but you better [...]
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As you may (or may not) know, Youth Week in Calgary is approaching!!! April 20th to 27th is Calgary’s Youth Week for 2013! Many of you have probably heard about it already. Others may be wondering what the heck I’m talking about. Youth Week is an initiative to get youth involved and engagement in the community, and it acknowledge, encourage, [...]
Ladies and gentlemen, we interrupt our program of youth dance music to bring you a special bulletin from YouthareAwesome. Molly Sloan, Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter, research assistant Timmy Menedez and librarian Ben Wilcott reports observing….Zygonians?! The year is 1933. Reporter Molly Sloan, research assistant Timmy Menedez and librarian Ben Wilcott are hot on the chase on the lead of a fantastic [...]
After approximately 2 years, Youth Are Awesome has finally hit the 2600 post mark! And you’re probably wondering why I didn’t tell you about this when we passed a nicer number like 2500, right? Well, I don’t like to be conventional…plus it is way more fun to surprise you guys with a random number! Hurray, unexpected pleasantries. So what’s so [...]
During my trip to the zoo, this is a capture I made of these couple of cuties. Has anyone seen a better display of penguin love at first sight? 5
It’s one small step for Youth Are Awesome and one giant leap for a youth blogger- I’m the first Youth Are Awesome blogger to reach one hundred blogs! Yay! Youth Are Awesome has opened unimaginable opportunities in my life and experience what a vibrant and wonderful city Calgary is. I believe it was just last summer that the I remember [...]
Was it just me, or did 2011 seem like it lacked holiday spirit? Maybe it was the snow, maybe it was people being too busy… but either way, I loved 2011. A lot of things happened around the year, but most of all it was the end of my Grade 12 year and the start of university life. And let [...]
Over the last several months, I've seen YAA grow tremendously, and now, I can look back at 2,000 (!!!) posts on virtually any topic imaginable - the arts, news, philosophy, photography, religion, school, science, technology, random stuff; you name it.
I joined Youth Are Awesome nearly three years ago - I was with Youth Are Awesome in its very first year. I've seen the change of program coordination, the 1,000th post milestone, when we decided our website needed a revitalizing makeover.
I've only been blogging for five months, and I am already in love with this site. The youth behind this blog are ordinary people with something to share with the world. Maybe it's serious; maybe it's funny; maybe it's just completely random.
Do you love Canada? Do you care about being Canadian? Are you apathetic and proud of it? No matter how you feel, it matters to Project Maple, or, PM. Started almost a year ago, Project Maple is the Canadian Mail Art Project – online. Projectmaple.org. Mail Art is art (usually done on the back of a postcard, but anything will [...]
To go along with our new look, Youth Are Awesome has new, fun photos! Check out our awesome bloggers :)
If you want to get some more insight on Youth Are Awesome, the volunteers that blog on it and Youth Central, check out this article in The Calgary Journal! The Calgary Journal is a local newspaper published by Mount Royal University Journalism students. They publish weekly on the internet and monthly in print. You can find their journal on newstands [...]
This is officially the 1,000th blog post on Youth Are Awesome, a milestone we are very excited about reaching here at Youth Central! As the coordinator for the program, I’m so proud of this site and what it has become. We came from 5,000 page views in November 2009 to over 38,000 page views last month (that’s over 1,000 per [...]
Quoting Heidi Klum from her famous line on Project Runway: “One day you’re in, the next you’re out.” Fashion changes so quickly, people don’t even realize it, and you might be wearing last season’s hot finds which have died down this season :O Here are some trends I’ve noticed for you fashion-savvy readers! Military From combat boots to leather jackets, [...]