Who are we?
AYO! (Aboriginal Youth Opportunities) is a youth movement from Winnipeg's North End.
We began in March 2010 and committed to making our voices heard.
We have developed relationships with organizations, media partners and businesses in order to empower each other. This group is simply young people volunteering and sharing their gifts with others, no paid staff, no building, no board of directors. We listen to the ideas of young people, resource them, and love them until they become reality.
We are committed to helping our North End to heal and will work with those who share our vision to provide ABORIGINAL YOUTH with more OPPORTUNITIES!
The Aboriginal Youth Opportunities Movement was born at The Circle of Life Thunderbird House in March of 2010 when 30 young people committed to working together and sharing our gifts.
2010 - 2014 (so far)
The past four years of responsibility based leadership have yielded amazing opportunities for our leadership team to partner with community groups and organizations in the North End of Winnipeg, travel across Canada and set our sights on SPIRITUAL INTEGRITY in the year ahead. With over 10 initiatives active, Aboriginal Youth Opportunities has proven to be an accessible, results driven and effective way for young indigenous people to take leadership roles locally to empower whole communities.
The AYO Plan (aka "The wAYO") is being developed in partnership with many of our Family/Leadership and will be ready to share in Fall of 2014.
This is our movement. And you are invited to come along with us.