November Newsletter 2021

December 5, 2021

YouSpoken- A Youth Led Initiative

YouSpoken is an initiative that grew out of the passion of one of the youth here at CTW Markham who has a story to share!

“YouSpoken is a youth group that focuses on highlighting the

stories of young individuals in our local community. Through

telling the stories of teenagers around us, we foster the

acknowledgment of issues, promote an inclusive community for

healing, and allow youth to express themselves in the means of

speech, artwork, and writing. As YouSpoken is a grassroots

organization, we have recently received funding from the Town

of Whitchurch-Stouffville & LaidLaw, in addition to the

tremendous support from Volunteer Markham. Some of our

upcoming events include the YouSpoken Kick-Off, A Focus on

Mental Health and Racism, and YouSpoken Speaker Series! We

are also excited to be releasing our blog and website shortly!

We are currently in need of active, passionate volunteers in the community, who are interested in activism through story-telling. Whether your talents lie in digital marketing, writing, organizing budgets & events, or general volunteer tasks, please contact us via email or through the google form attached below! For high school students, we can provide you with volunteer hours and subcommittee executive positions. However, please keep in mind volunteering with YouSpoken does not place bias against age. We welcome all to take on roles of leadership and to spread our message.” Thivya

“If we don’t tell our stories, who will?”

Sign up today: FORM for VOLUNTEERING: Email Thivya at:

or the Youth Group Email: