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"I was just an artist,

now, I'm an entrepreneur."

19 year old Abdul Muse shares his story of entrepreneurship, music and Youth Ottawa.


A big thank you @Rogers for choosing us as one of the recipients of the @TedRogersFund Community Grant to support our youth entrepreneurship program ♥️!⁣ https://t.co/LXmqFfCcDs Youth_Ottawa photo

Our latest interview with @1310NEWS it out!

We were joined by three youth and @ocdsbxl Experiential Learning Facilitator @Cam_is_Learning to discuss how we've been helping youth grow professionally through our programs & partnerships!

Full interview -> https://t.co/MYefnOqmCW https://t.co/bgR4VHI9f8
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We're thrilled to be nominated for best Not For Profit Organization for the 2020 Ottawa Awards by @facesottawa!

We'd love your support! Individuals can vote once per day until January 23rd by visiting this link -> https://t.co/ffCRSIezvY https://t.co/PZuMjccTMX
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As 2019 comes to a close we want to thank you for being a critical part of our success this year, and we want to share the gratitude with you!

Here are some of the wonderful things the youth we serve accomplished with your help.⁣

We wish you all a happy holiday season!🎄 https://t.co/J8xhK4I3Nb

Inspiring thread about @A7G_Official's origin story.

They do the important work. The "hard work that wont make you rich or famous." The work that makes a difference. #foryouthbyyouth

Thank you for sharing, @GabrielleFayant and for all your work https://t.co/gMaeO57x59

Our pleasure! Next Youth Action Showcase is back at City Hall, right @JimWatsonOttawa? https://t.co/kwoXMEEUwm

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Youth empowering youth to spark change and take action. Engaging, empowering and encouraging youth through programming designed and delivered by youth for youth. Impacting over 6,000 youth and growing.
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A big thank you Rogers for choosing Youth Ottawa as one of the recipients of the Ted Rogers Community Grant to support our youth entrepreneurship program ♥️!⁣
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Youth Ottawa
It's January 2020.. and that means we're getting ready to kick off our programming!⁣⁣
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This morning we met with our Youth Active Media facilitators to prep for our videography program. This semester we'll be in 15 classes and be working with close to 300 students. Students will learn how to create videos using the basics; storyboarding, framing, lighting and sound. ⁣⁣
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We've also got some exciting projects lined up with this particular group!
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Youth Ottawa
A new year is like a blank canvas. The pen is in your hands. It is your chance to write a beautiful story. ⁣

We are eager and refreshed to start 2020! We can't wait for all of the exciting programs and projects we have lined up for you!⁣

But first a look back at some of our favourite 2019 memories ⁣➡️

Photography 📸 : Hot Shoe Productions⁣
Artist : Hasina Kamanzi
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Youth Ottawa
As 2019 comes to a close we want to thank you for being a critical part of our success this year, and we want to share the excitement and gratitude with you!⁣

Here are some of the wonderful things the youth we serve have been able to accomplish with your help.⁣ You have made a real difference in each one of their lives.⁣

From everyone at Youth Ottawa, we wish you a happy holiday season!
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"My ultimate goal is to work in space exploration for the Canadian Space Agency."

Mouhamed is a student at Carleton University studying Aerospace Engineering. He was also a recipient of the RBC Spirit of the Captial Youth Awards for Academic Perseverance.

Mouhamed shares his experience arriving in Canada as a refugee in a series we call Amplifying Youth Voices in partnership with UNHCR Canada

To view the full project visit -> http://bit.ly/35kExIu
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I'll never stop my active life, and achieving my dreams."

Nour is a student at Carleton University. She is a swimmer, a basketball player and loves to play the piano. She volunteers for a sports organization and teaches Arabic to children in a language program. She was born and raised in the city of Aleppo and came to Canada as a refugee in 2017.

In a partnership with UNHCR Canada we shared the story of 4 amazing changemakers!

To learn more about the project visit: https://www.youthottawa.ca/amplifying-youth-voices/
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Ganaaboute Gagne

“We all need that push to get us to the finish line. I am so grateful to Youth Ottawa because in my opinion, they keep fantastic youth motivated towards achieving their goals.”

-Recipient of 2018 Youth Ottawa RBC Strength Through Diversity Award

Jennifer Lee

” I am grateful to Youth Ottawa. The money I received from the Youth Ottawa bursary went towards by studies at Concordia University. This has enabled me to meet so many artists within my program and it has opened opportunities for networking and collaboration.”

-Recipient of 2018 Youth Ottawa RBC Arts & Culture Award

Falicia Gingras

“Being recognized for the Take a Stand Award by Youth Ottawa meant that my efforts and the efforts of my group in bettering the community are making an impact, this has encouraged me to continue modelling Indigenous values.”

-Recipient of 2018 Youth Ottawa RBC Take a Stand Award

Zaineb Al-Faesly

“I was always uncertain about pursuing my master’s degree and this award gave me a financial push. Being a student is expensive so I’m grateful to Youth Ottawa for this opportunity and their support.”

-Recipient of 2018 RBC Strength through Diversity Award

Maya Basudde

“Being recognized for the RBC Spirit of the Capital Arts & Culture award was one of the first times that I felt like what I was doing was important.”

-Recipient of 2017 RBC Arts & Culture Award

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