International Youth Day seeks to raise awareness about the cultural and legal issues faced by youth throughout the world. The United Nations adopted this day for youth with the intention of establishing guidelines and policies for action and support that would lead to a brighter future for tomorrow’s youth – International Youth Day started on August 12, 2000.

International Youth Day is a day to celebrate young people’s voices, actions, and initiatives as well as their meaningful, universal, and equitable engagements. A Day to ignite the spirit of volunteerism within the youth population and inspire youth to be active in the community. It is also a day to increase the quality and quantity of opportunities available to youth to actively participate in society.

In 2009 United Nations discussions led to the creation of an annual theme for International Youth Day, and this year is “Transforming Food System: Youth Innovation for Human and Planetary Health”. During a 2021 Youth Forum, attendees (youth) highlighted the importance of working towards more equitable food systems, and the need for youth to make informed decisions on food choices through education on the healthiest and most sustainable options for individuals and environment.

PWC is proud to engage a young student who volunteers in the office, concession stand, and performs many other duties within the guidelines of our PWC Mission Statement. Our PWC Connects Program is a group of younger adult volunteers acting as mentors to help citizens in the use of technology and a great start to intergenerational relationship building. Youth are the world’s first digitally native generation; growing up to be the fair-minded people we need in this world.

Youth are leaders of tomorrow, and we need to understand that they are the voices of the future. International Youth Day recognizes that youth leadership is also key to tackling the biggest issues facing the world today. Volunteers are some of our most valued partners at PWC and International Youth Day celebrates the efforts of the youngest of them.

When our youth thrive, our communities thrive.

Let’s celebrate young people’s achievements and highlight ways they can contribute to our community. If you or you know of any youth that wish to volunteer in some capacity, please contact PWC.


The PWC is always available for you to contact by calling (250) 767-0141 Monday to Friday between 9:00 am - 3:00 pm for information on available resources, programs & services. The PWC partners with many organizations to ensure the help you need is available.

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