About the Youth of Thorndale
The Youth of Thorndale (Y.O.T.) is a group of youth leaders from Thorndale who plan fun events and activities for their peers and are actively fundraising to create a "Clubhouse" or Youth Centre in Thorndale. Their mission is to make Thorndale a more youth-friendly community.
There are two active youth groups run through I Love Thorndale:
Youth of Thorndale - Their focus is planning and facilitating youth-led community events.
Youth Clubhouse - Their focus is on the planning and creation of a youth space in the community.
During the stay-at-home order, the Youth are meeting online using Zoom.
Meetings are Tuesdays at 4:30 p.m.
To join, use this link: https://zoom.us/j/91628882321
Meeting ID: 916 2888 2321
No password required.
How to Contact the Youth
Follow them on Instagram @youthofthorndale
Graphic Design Course
Youth in grades 6-12 are invited to register for a FREE graphic design course, then they will work as a team to design a Community Cookbook to sell as a fundraiser to support the Youth Clubhouse, and they will create a Community Newsletter that will promote upcoming events and programs and help keep people informed about what the Youth of Thorndale have planned for their peers and others in Thorndale!
When: March 22, 24, 29, 31
Time: 6:00-7:00 p.m.
Where: Online via Zoom
The Youth of Thorndale group is looking for new members! If you are in grade 6-12 consider reaching out to find out how you can become involved in helping to create opportunities for youth and children living in Thorndale!
Email email@example.com to learn more about this opportunity to join this leadership group.
Establishing a Youth Clubhouse/Youth Centre that will be a place where youth can hang out with friends and participate in activities and clubs that interest them
Working with Thames Centre to plan for a Dog Park in Thorndale
Planning and running recreational activities.
Create Youth advocacy campaigns.
Designing a Community Cookbook and Community Newsletter.
Fundraising for projects and for the Youth Clubhouse operations.
Current fundraisers include the Easter Raffle
Check back soon for sponsorship opportunities!
This group meets weekly, Tuesdays at 4:30 p.m. virtually, or in-person at the Thorndale Dental Centre. Any youth of Thorndale interested in being involved are welcome to connect to find out more and to get updated meeting information.
Contact us: firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com
How Can You Support This Work?
With over 20 youth involved in various ways between these two groups, there is lots of enthusiasm! I Love Thorndale needs your help - we are seeking adults with a current vulnerable persons screening check to help us support turning their enthusiastic ideas into reality. Consider gifting your time to this very worthy cause.
Donations to support this work can be made by cheque payable to "I Love Community" or by sending e-money transfers to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Businesses who would like to learn about more options to sponsor this work are encouraged to contact us as well.
Community Hub and Youth Clubhouse sponsorship packages can be found here
Assist in grant writing for youth-led initiatives.
Help advocate for a safe space for youth in our community. Be a part of the change!
Thank you for supporting the Youth of Thorndale's recent events: Poinsettia sales and the Drive-Thru Food Truck Event
Youth Clubhouse Updates
Congratulations to the Thorndale Youth Clubhouse project who were the successful recipient of a $15,000 grant through RBC Future Launch Community Challenge. We have so many amazing opportunities and ideas. More details to come!