Career Carnival Hosted by the Central York Leaders

The Career Carnival is a youth-driven initiative by the Central York Leadership Group aimed at fostering youth engagement, providing them the opportunity to engage with industry professionals while learning about potential career paths. Through the interactive booths, youth participants will be able to explore new careers and have the opportunity to network. This initiative will take place on April 20th, 2024, and will be a 4-hour event—from 1-5pm—hosted at the Newmarket Town Offices.

Our vision is to invite all students in Grades 7 through 12 to meet industry professionals from various fields, including business, engineering, medical, skilled trades—just to name a few. Carnival-themed passports will be provided to participants, encouraging them to collect stamps from each professional booth. By completing various tasks set by the various industry professionals, participants can fill their passports, and be eligible for a raffle at the end of the event. We will also have speakers and carnival-themed activities to ensure an enjoyable time for the participants. As well, we would like to provide refreshments and beverages, such as cupcakes and water.

The Central York Leadership Group (CYLG) meets monthly to organise youth-driven events and initiatives that will leave an ever-lasting impact on our community. Some of our past activities include holiday fundraisers, speaker panel sessions, and the Disco Skate Night that was sponsored by the Awesome Foundation in March 2023. After every successful event, our members and volunteers feel a sense of accomplishment for offering the community another fantastic opportunity to connect and learn, and giving the youth of Central York a free opportunity to engage within their communities.

We are planning the Career Carnival with the goal of welcoming hundreds of students to learn about different career experiences, make new connections, and have an afternoon filled with fun!

Funded by Newmarket (April 2024)