Youth Week is a provincial celebration of youth held annually during the first week of May (May 1 to 7). It is intended to build a strong connection between young people and their communities and to profile the issues, accomplishments and diversity of youth across the province.
As part of BC Youth Week, the City of Richmond and its Community Partners host a number of free or low-cost events. These fun and interactive events are a great way for youth to spend time with friends in a safe, youth-friendly environment and celebrate being a youth in Richmond.
Every year during Youth Week, the City of Richmond hosts the U-ROC (Richmond Outstanding Community) Youth Awards to celebrate the achievement and dedication of Outstanding Youth and Asset Champions within the Richmond community.
- Outstanding Youth - exceptional young people 13-18/19 years that live in Richmond. Youth in this category are nominated for being truly outstanding; displaying remarkable qualities, and making Richmond a better place!
- Asset Champions - adults who have shown dedication and commitment to build Developmental Assets, and who inspire, mentor and make a difference in the lives of youth. These adults play an integral role in finding ways to help youth grow and thrive, and see the strengths in young people and believe in their potential.
The City asks for professionals and community members working with youth, who have an Outstanding Youth or Asset Champion in their midst, to nominate them for an award. Please consider those who go above and beyond the day to day expectations and activities required of them, and shine in their own special way.
Previous U-ROC Award Recipients:
2016 U-ROC Award Recipients
2015 U-ROC Award Recipients
2014 U-ROC Award Recipients