Surrey Steps Up 2021
Surrey Steps Up is an annual showcase of the positive impact youth have on the city. This year, Surrey Steps Up will be a free virtual event due to COVID-19.
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Surrey Steps Up is an annual showcase of the positive impact youth have on the city. Celebrate the amazing young people who are transforming our schools and communities through good deeds, community projects, creating art and more.
- 12:30pm: Event Kick Off
- 12:40pm: Recognition of the 2021 Surrey Steps Up Youth who have “Stepped Up”
- 12:55pm: Keynote Speaker: Rochelle Prasad, Spark Foundation, "Young People On A Journey To Conquering A Global Pandemic"
- 1:00pm: Break-out Sessions (pre-registration required)
- 1:40pm: Wrap Up and Prizes
Register to attend
Register as an individual or a class to attend the virtual Surrey Step Ups 2021 event. Individual and group prizes to be won!
Showcase your work
Sign up to showcase the positive impact you or your group have had on your school or community. Nominate yourself or another individual or group that has stepped up in the past year for a chance to be recognized during the virtual event and on social media.
During Surrey Steps Up, you will break out into 20-40 minute sessions to learn new skills and discuss various topics. Choose topics that interest you from the options below when you sign up for the virtual event.
Think you know all about your community? Current events? Join us for challenging game of Kahoots and show us how much you know! This event is hosted by Teen Library Council from Surrey Libraries and the Surrey Steps Up Youth Planning Team.
Youth Helping Youth - Self Care in a Pandemic
Youth Helping Youth (YHY) is a not-for-profit organization made by youth for youth. We help intercity youth discover opportunities in their communities. Through our social media platforms, youth can find events, volunteer and job positions, internships, and valuable experiences. The pandemic has affected all of us youth, now more than ever. This workshop highlights self-care strategies, coping skills, supports, and resources available to youth during the COVID pandemic.
Community Safety #BlockEmDontShareEm
Join us for an overview of the #BlockEmDontShareEm Campaign designed to foster an understanding of the importance of not forwarding intimate images of others online. Each of us have the power and the responsibility to “stop the spread.” Learn the implications of a viral image, as well as the legal, social and emotional consequences of spreading an image without consent. Students will gain an understanding of the role they play through positive dialogue
Developing Youth Leadership
Youth Helping Youth (YHY) is a not-for-profit organization made by youth for youth. We help intercity youth discover opportunities in their communities! Through our social media platforms, youth can find events, volunteer and job positions, internships, and valuable experiences. This workshop will highlight tips and strategies to help youth achieve success in their careers and reach their goals.
Exploring Art - Paper Embroidery
Virginia from our SSU planning team is passionate about embroidery art and would love to teach you how to make a piece of art with just a canvas and a needle and yarn! Today, it will be a different art style, I will show how to make a flower with embroidery art
Young People on a Journey to Conquering a Global Pandemic
Join us for a live youth panel hosted by Rochelle Prasad from the SPARK Foundation who will share her perspective on how the pandemic has affected youth, how they’ve been coping with the pandemic, and what change they want to see come out of this. Ask questions, participate in interactive activities and connect with other young people. Lots of prizes to be won.
Art Therapy - Doodle Games
Take a break from schoolwork and enjoy some creative games. This will be a live demo, led by Surrey youth where we will make and share art together.
Surrey Gang Enforcement Team/Diversity and Indigenous Peoples Unit
Join us for an interactive session with two Surrey RCMP members who reflect on their careers and answer your questions! Understanding gang activity, valuing healthy relationships, or even how to pursue your own career in law enforcement.
DANCE with Sullivan Heights Dance Team
Celebrate Surrey Steps Up through dance. Join us for a dance showcase from the Sullivan Dance Team and join in and learn some new moves during a hip-hop combo demonstration.