Power Unit Youth Organization

To Believe. To Care. To Act.

Make a difference
About Us

Founded in 2002, Power Unit Youth Organization is a youth-driven non-profit organization based in the Greater Toronto Area, striving to promote youth development and empowerment through philanthropy. Run by youths, for youths, we plan and execute events to show the impact one can make in the community while encouraging the act of giving back. Through organizing philanthropic projects, youths are given the opportunity to grow, self-explore and be a part of something bigger than themselves.

PUYO Vision: To Believe. To Act. To Care.

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Night It Up!

Our flagship project is a combination of youth spirit and social responsibility resulting in a three-day night marketing celebrating Asian food and culture.

The E3 Challenge

A hands-on business competition complete with mentors and workshops for youths to gain valuable “real world” experience.


Using art as a visual dialogue, Paint-A-Thon aims to inspire change within the community.



trained youth leaders


fundraised for local charities


local non-profit
organization partners

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Who we are

With 150+ current members from age 15 - 26, our roles include but are not limited to
project management, marketing, stage management, community relations and contingency planning.

Dawn Siu


PUYO continuously provides me with opportunities which allow me to break through my comfort zone and discover my inner potential.

Rachel Huang


PUYO has allowed me to grow more than I believed I can and it continues to teach and shape me to become a better person every day!

Jasper Lam

Sponsorship Director

I realized that being part of this organization is more than just planning events, but it has helped me develop my skills while giving back to the community.

Raymond Zhang

Finance Director

Make a difference one step at a time!

Jessica Wong

Youth Development Director

PUYO is an incredible opportunity to become a better leader while giving back to the community. Joining PUYO when I was in high school has led me to a journey full of both friendship and leadership!

Winnie Yan

Events Director

PUYO can be defined in one word and that is Family. The reason why I joined PUYO is because it’s a group of people that becomes your family and helps develop your personal growth.

Franca Tam

Night It Up! Chairperson

PUYO is a family of passionate, influential and inspirational youth that gather to empower themselves and give back to the community. I'm looking to learn and grow with my Night It Up! team this year!

Laura You

Night It Up! Vice Chairperson

Joining PUYO began as giving back, however it became so much more. I’ve made new friends, gained valuable skills and moreover learned about myself and others. I love you, PUYO

Xiao Lin Guo

Night It Up! Vice Chairperson

PUYO is putting in 100% and receiving 200%. Working with awesome people and having fun just makes it that much more rewarding.

Emilie Chan

The E3 Challenge Chairperson

Power Unit Youth Organization provides an outlet to give back to others, and gives individuals an opportunity for community involvement and self development.

Alvir Tanghal

Level Up Career Conference Director

PUYO is an amazing organization that has let me get involved with the community and really feel like I’m part of something bigger than myself!

Annessa Kwok

Creative Director

PUYO gives countless of opportunities for individuals to give back to the community while providing chances to develop skills that would benefit themselves as well as the public.

Chris Yau


Power Unit Youth Organization is a group of people who care. The people of the organization want you to learn and succeed. It's amazing to be part of an organization that aims to inspire.

Rosana Zeng


PUYO gives our members ownership of projects, providing them with experience, confidence and passion to achieve anything they set their mind to.

Alan Cho


This is my first year as Treasurer of PUYO, I look forward to working with such a talented group of individuals this year.

Jerry Wong

Operations Compliance and Control

Developing youths by empowering them to make decisions and learn from their mistakes. Serving the community via philanthropy and keeping our youths engaged via our projects.

Frankie Hung

Philanthropy and Government Relations

In PUYO, we believe in the power of change; we see challenges as opportunities to do better. I am very grateful to be a part of this amazing team.

Annabel Lee

Public Relationships & Marketing

Joining PUYO was an opportunity to use my professional skills to contribute to the community and work with individuals who are just as passionate about volunteerism.

Melissa Ho

Community and Government Relations

Power Unit Youth Organization gives youths the opportunity to develop skills that are invaluable to their professional career and develop lasting friendships.

Sherman Chiu


I joined PUYO because I wanted to be a part of an organization that truly values fostering the next generation and giving back to our community.

Doly Begum

Board Youth Development Director

It is inspiring and rewarding to be a part of PUYO, an organization which engages youth and empowers them to be the agents of positive change.

Join Us!


City of Markham

City of Toronto



Reel Asian


Advisory Council

Frank Scarpitti


Advisory Council

Alex Chiu


Advisory Council

Dennis Flaherty


Legal Advisor

Justin G. Persaud, J.D., LL.M.


Youth Development Trainer

Zach D. Ho

Youth Development Trainer

Annie Lim

Youth Development Trainer

David Markwell

Youth Development Trainer

Kester Ng

Youth Development Trainer

Alexandra Lam

Why join us?


  • PUYO Annual Award
  • PUYO Service Awards
  • PUYO Awesome Awards


  • Two $500 PUYO Scholarships


  • Various workshops available to all members
  • Resume Review Service

Leadership Development

  • Leadership Conference
  • PUYO Annual Retreat

Community Involvement

  • Community Service Hours available
  • Access to External Awards and Scholarships
  • Working directly with community partners and beneficiary

Interested to start yourself?
Are you a team player between the ages of 15 - 26 with a passion for community involvement and a drive to learn new things? Join us!