"...more than just a

single open-mic night"

We are a youth non-profit organization encouraging a culture of social awareness through creativity in order to amplify youth voices and build a community of innovative youth change makers. In the age of social media and misleading headlines, it is becoming increasingly important to empower youth in taking the first steps towards thinking critically about the world around them.  We provide a community of over 1200 youth across the GTA, with a platform and a focus on the intersection of social issues and creative mediums

Founded by Bianca Modi and Maliha Bhutta-Khan when they were just in grade 11, our team has grown to encompass over 30 youth volunteers, all driven by their passion for community, innovation, the arts and advocacy. Since our debut open-mic and gallery event in 2018, we have established a variety of youth initiatives including Framed by Stay Woke, Stay Aware by Stay Woke, the Get Out of My Head podcast series, Pop-Up events and more.