The YMCA’s new strategic plan, “Strong Start, Great Future,” was launched on Thursday at the AGM held at Metro Central. Students from the Academy were invited to participate in the closing celebration and they really put on a show! Donning a rainbow of coloured YMCA t-shirts and holding signs that represented a variety of youth advocacy issues, our students shimmied through the crowd, strutted on to the stage and raised the roof to the 1980’s tune “Rise Up” by Toronto’s Parachute Club. After a moving speech by CEO Medhat Mahdy, this upbeat display of colour and energy filled the room with positive vibes and an inspiring send-off to the members of the organization. Academy students were proud to represent the face of today’s youth and were happy to play a part in such an important and invigorating event.
Check out some of the pictures!