Power Unit Youth Organization Christmas Party 2014
For this year’s Christmas party, PUYO hosted a Winter Wonderland themed party with fun photo props, games, laughs and delicious food! Everyone was dressed to impress and had a fun night. See you next year!
Operation Christmas Child
PUYO volunteering at the GTA shoe box processing centre to help pack shoe boxes to bring joy to children in desperate situations around the world. The shoe boxes are filled with small gits, hygienic items, school supplies and a letter from the sender. It was a great opportunity to give back to the community and meet other like minded individuals. It is one way to remind children suffering through war, poverty, famine, disease and disaster that they are loved and not forgotten.
PUYO was recently featured in UNITY’s November newsletter!
We are so happy to hear that the funds raised from Night It Up! gave UNITY enough to support a full year after school program! Read the newsletter HERE.
PUYO At Mon Sheong Foundation Cathy Ball 2014
PUYO was invited by Mon Sheong Foundation to attend their 23rd annual Cathay Ball on November 1, 2014. The event was filled with amazing performances, and showcased a highlight of Mon Sheong Foundation’s history,services, and fundraising efforts. We learned about the DiSCOVER program organized by Mon Sheong Youth Group, a leadership development program for a selection of 20 youths that consists of workshops, seminars, Mandarin classes, as well as a trip to China in July 2015. It is aimed at cultivating and nurturing interests in modern, political, social, and economic aspects of China. More information about the DiSCOVER program will be released in January, stay tune!
Thanks to everyone who came out to Power Unit Youth Organization’s Orientation this year! It was great to see new smiling faces and returning members. We hope everyone was able to find out about the teams they wanted to join this year!
PUYO Leadership Conference Kick Off!
The PUYO 2014-2015 year has begun and in order to help prepare our Team Leads and Executives, we organized a two day PUYO Leadership Conference Kick Off! It was held at the Homewood Suites by Hilton and included an interactive workshop by Insights(a people development organization), training in PUYO technical skills, soft skills, a complimentary game at Esc-It - and tons more!
This conference was organized by the PUYO Youth Development Team to provide training and development. It was our way in investing back in our members, to help them grow and succeed in their roles.
The annual Power Unit Youth Organization orientation took place on the 29th of November from 1:30-4:30PM at the Gibson Centre. We had such a big crowd of new applicants and returning members who wanted to learn more about what PUYO had to offer and the various teams that were recruiting. This year, we featured a “career fair” type layout to allow more interaction between team leads and applicants. Thank you to all that joined us !! See you again next year!
IgniteFAIR took place for the very first time this year on October 25th at the Richmond Hill Centre for the Performing Arts. IgniteFAIR is an event held to allow students to explore and get involved with the various non-profit, youth-run
and volunteer organizations in the area. Power Unit Youth Organization was honoured to be invited to take part and host a booth this year.The event attracted hundreds of students from theRichmond Hill and Markham area. Many students were eager to learn more about PUYO and its values.It was a great opportunity both for the students and the organizations that took part.
We would like to thank Pledges for Change for organizing such an awesome event and hope to take part in it again next year!
School for Social Entrepreneurs
School for Social Entrepreneurs in Ontario (SSEO) is launching an exciting 3 month youth training camp for 30 high-need youths (20-29 yrs of age). The program starts in February and the cost is completely covered.
Copy of the program can be found here
Application deadline is Dec. 15, 2014
Last year’s signature red colour hoodies are still available for $30! Members can show off their involvement with
PUYO with these awesome hoodies!
If you are interested, please contact Alice Chong at email@example.com
. PUYO Hoodies will be available at the PUYO Orientation for those who are interested.