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Surrey Youth News & Updates – May 2021

Celebrate BC Youth Week Online and Outdoors
Activities and Events for Youth | May 1–7

The first week in May is a time to celebrate youth! City of Surrey has organized a few online and outdoor events specifically for Surrey youth including:

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You’re Done Highschool, Now What?
You’re Done High School, Now What?
Youth Speak Up Workshop | May 20 | 7pm | Online
The Surrey Leadership Youth Council (SLYC) is proud to present a Youth Speak Up Workshop. This workshop will explore the transition out of high school and the stressors/anxieties youth may experience during this time. Through a video presentation and group discussion, participants will have an opportunity to ask questions to a panel of individuals who have successfully navigated this transitional time.
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Peer Mentorship Celebration
Peer Mentorship Celebration
June 10 | 7–8pm | Online
Take a tour of the online gallery of visual art created to raise awareness of the proper use and disposal of face masks. The project was organized by preteens as part of the Peer Mentorship program. Learn more about the gallery and other projects by young people working together to build leadership skills and make a difference in the community.
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Surrey Art Gallery Art in Motion Video!
Surrey Art Gallery Art in Motion Video
Hand-drawn Loop Animations with Josh Neu
Join artist Josh Neu from the animation collective Flavourcel for this ‘flavourful’ introduction to hand-drawn animation. Follow along and learn how to prepare your own simple loop animations using a single sheet of paper, drawing tools, a camera, and video-editing software.
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Teen Motivational Workshop
Teen Motivational Workshop
May 6 | 10:30am–12pm
Join Indigenous Artist Rain Pierre (sɬə́məxʷ) in this motivational workshop. Rain Pierre will talk about how young people can let go of what they «should» be doing and find the courage to follow their dreams.
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Teen Creative Writing Workshop
Teen Creative Writing Workshop
May 8 | 1–2:30pm
Get ready for the Surrey Libraries Youth Writing Contest! Linda Xia will discuss strategies and techniques for writing believable characters and dialogue. You’ll also practise writing exercises that you can build on after the workshop.
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Teen Publishing Workshop
Teen Publishing Workshop
May 29 | 1–2:30pm
Are you an aspiring writer? Join Linda Xia to discuss the different kinds of publishing and hear her experience working with hybrid publisher New Degree Press. She’ll also share general tips for preparing your manuscript for publication.
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