What To Expect
YOUth POWER 4 will be held on June 5, 2014 from 2 – 7 PM at the Trans Alta Arts Barns in Edmonton, 10330 – 84 Avenue. Based on YOUR interests and experience, our professional “connectors” will introduce YOU directly to any of our 40 companies onsite. The rest is up to you! Ask questions, learn about industries that excite you, and even apply for a job on the spot. You will receive job and career information in the most engaging and experiential way possible, through music, passion, and creativity!
WITH FREE ADMISSION FOR ALL, you can expect live performances, food, iPad and prize give-aways, photo booths and instant printing by That Just Happened Inc., mini workshops to prep you for real life experiences, live art showcases, and exciting keynote speakers. HOT 107 FM, Edmonton's Hottest Music, will also be onsite with a LIVE Remote Broadcast!
Win a Chance to be LIVE On Air with Jake Ryan!
Sponsored by HOT 107 FM, Jake Ryan will be LIVE on location doing a Remote Broadcast LIVE from YOUth POWER 4, as well as emceeing the event! Be at YOUth POWER 4 on June 5 at 3:30 PM sharp, and compete for a chance to learn about the radio industry up close and personal with a full station tour. One lucky winner will receive a tour of the HOT 107 FM Radio Station, and have the opportunity to introduce their favorite HOT 107 hit LIVE on air!
Keynote by Former Eskimo Jed Roberts
Born hearing impaired, Jed did not learn to speak until he was 5 years old, which was a primary motivating factor in his decision to work with underprivileged youth for a living, and we are extremely excited to welcome Jed to YOUth POWER 4 as this year's keynote! A former Edmonton Eskimos linebacker, defensive lineman and special teams player for 13 seasons, Jed also helped found the Eskimos "Stay in School" program in the early 90's, and spoke to thousands of youth about the importance of staying in school, identifying role models, and setting goals for the future. Jed started his current career as a child and youth care worker while he was still playing in the CFL, and has been working as a CYCW for over 16 years.
"I Met Iveson" Photo Booth With the Mayor!
We're honoured to have Edmonton's Mayor Don Iveson at YOUth POWER 4! Come by the That Just Happened photo booth from 5-6 pm, and get your signed photo taken with Don for free! Not only intelligent, good looking, inspirational, and a young a vibrant leader for Edmonton, Don is also never too serious to take a fun photo with members of our community!
Live Performance and Workshop With Arlo Maverick
A host of CJSR's Urban Hang Suite for over 11 years, 1/4 of Edmonton's leading Hip Hop act Politic Live for over 15 years, and a plethora of musical awards and nominations, Arlo Maverick is nothing short of a staple in the greater Edmonton's hip hop community. A skill Arlo possesses above many hip hop artists, is his natural ability for the business and marketing side of the industry. Helping other up-and-comers with their own successful grant applications, Arlo understands what it takes to be the full package in the music industry. We're ecstatic to have Arlo Maverick not only perform with his live band this year, but also to provide a hip-hop workshop as one of our exhibitors.
Live Performance by United 1ne
Back with a b-boy dance performance to rock YOUth POWER 4 once again, we have the United 1ne crew in da house! United 1ne is a local Edmonton b-boy crew that was formed in 2008. They have battled in many competitions across Canada earning respect from various hip-hop communities across the country representing the City of Edmonton. They have performed at numerous festivals, conferences, and private events. Their goal is to have their city (Edmonton) eventually become recognized nationally/internationally by other major b-boy communities as a city that can be acknowledged as a heavy hitter in the competitive world. United 1ne is committed towards expressing that hip-hop culture is thriving, and it is positive. For more information please visit their website: www.united1ne.com
Glen Ronald Performs Live Art
Every year at YOUth POWER, we have a live art showcase where our attendees can not only learn from the artist, but also participate in the creation of the art themselves. At the end of the event, we present this masterpiece that has been created live at the event! This year, we are super excited to welcome Glen Ronald to the live art showcase. With close to a quarter of a million followers online, Glen's art has been making waves across the globe and getting notice from pro athletes, Starbucks corporate, and art lovers. Glen has been drawing and painting for his entire life and produces art that reflects the continual search for cosmos when faced with chaos.
Check out his work on www.glenronald.com or follow him @glenronald
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