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 our members. This group is simply young people volunteering and sharing their gifts with others. 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!
AYO! started with 30 people gathering and saying that they wanted to work together to make this community stronger.
Two years later, look what YOUth have done.
AYO has been able to participate in milestones in our 2nd year of operating.
Healing Still Continues 2nd annual Feasting Our Hand Drums saw partnerships provincially with First Nations youth.
Our PolitiX initiative has successfully engaged our youth and elected officials in healthy constructive dialogue and a focus on on-going communications.
The ARROWS Presentation has been seen in Calgary, Moose Jaw, Toronto and is being supported by Post-Secondary institutions.
We have pioneered the first new banners on Selkirk Avenue in 20 years.
We have created a Newspaper to empower our young people to use their words to break the stereotypes perpetuated in the larger society.
Our Leadership Team is expanding, innovating and reaching out to so many different communities across Turtle Island.
We began an anti-violence movement that rallies every week, acknowledging our challenges, but celebrating the goodness.
This is our movement. And you are invited to come along with us.