What is Youth Focus?

Youth Focus provides young people in the community with an opportunity to get involved in various programs and speaking events.

Youth Speakers:

In a tradition started in 1990 as part of our 90th anniversary celebration, we reserve 7 to 10 minutes on our agenda most months, to provide an opportunity for a young person to speak to our audience.

We encourage a variety of speakers, both male and female. Youth who have an exciting or inspirational personal story to tell, are invited to present to our members—over 700 currently—at the Hellenic Community Centre. Like our members, these young people are from the greater London area (including, for example, St. Thomas, Dutton, Strathroy). They vary in age from 5th graders to university students, who inspire us to realize that Canada has a bright future with this upcoming generation. We welcome recommendations from our members as to possible speakers.

Recent speakers include youth who:

  • completed a cross-Canada tour on the Peacebus, sponsored by Children’s International Summer Villages,

  • sang with the Amabile Choir for 5 years, highlighted by a gold medal performance in a choral competition in Greece,

  • travelled to Thailand to be a television reporter at the King’s Cup Elephant Polo Tournament,

  • swam courageously across Lake Ontario, raising funds to send a young boy with cancer, to Disney World, and