First Stay Woke Event
Our first open-mic event centered around social justice and healing, with under 30 guests at Studio.89 cafe, when our Founders were only in grade 11.
City Council Delegation
Delegated to request funding and community support, leaving a lasting impression and connecting with many City Councilors and staff for support.
Team Equity Training
Establish foundational knowledge of important concepts, and engage in discussion about topics such as anti-Black racism, microaggressions and equity vs. equality.
NowCreates x Cool Objects
Creative arts workshop led by Cool Objects with the support of our past funders, NowCreates, to fundraise for the Stay Woke NPO!
Stay Woke Graduation
Due to the pandemic related implications for the Class of 2020 and 2021, we decided to boost team morale by hosting a graduation ceremony for our high school seniors within the community!
Stay Woke PROM
Boosting team morale by hosting a Prom team social for our community!
Youth Creator Social
Our first intimate event to connect youth creators through interactive activities, meaningful discussions and reflective performances.
Invited to speak and host a workshop for one of the largest arts and cultural festivals in the GTA. A huge milestone in connecting with community stakeholders for Stay Woke!
Together With Art Event
Invited to perform and booth at the Artists Unite event in Brampton.
Speak Your Truth: Signature
Growing from 30 to 120 guests, featuring 23 performers and introducing a youth gallery space, supported by multiple community sponsors.
Stay Woke on Radio
Listen to our latest discussion on New Theory Radio, where we speak about current initiatives during COVID, our definition of "Woke" and the power of youth collaborations.
We The Future: Youth Week
Invited to booth at the City of Brampton WTF Youth Week event, where we connected with youth and fellow youth groups.
Raised $700 among the Stay Woke community to support accessible access to period products for individuals in the Hamilton region.
Our limited pop-up was successful in building genuine connections among performers and guests through intimate performances and discussion circles to facilitate community. Sponsored by Lazeez and a number of local organizations who donated to our gift bags.
Speak Your Truth:
Celebrating 5 Years
Bringing back our signature open-mic and gallery event by celebrating our 5 year anniversary, featuring 20 youth performers, 5 gallery businesses and over 100 guests. Sponsored by a number of local organizations and businesses.
The beginning of a partnership with McMaster University to host open-mics to support the growing student arts community. A huge success in collaboration with student clubs!
Speak Your Truth
Our signature open-mic and gallery event, featuring a new lineup of youth performers. We expanded and improved our gallery to feature 10 interactive youth-led booths featuring a variety of organizations and businesses. Supported by a number of local organizations.
Collaborated with three student clubs to host our first open-mic event with Western University, which successfully gathered students from all across campus.
ACCESS Charity Pitch
Won funding and gained valuable access to community mentorship, as well as connecting with fellow youth organizations.
EmpowHER #1WD Event
A recipient of the EmpowHER International Women’s Day award.
Featuring our interactive workshop, “The Death of Creativity” in collaboration with SEVA Speaks McMaster, to explore personal identity and creativity.
First Limited Pop-Up
In response to poor mental health outcomes due to severe social isolation during the COVID-19 pandemic and in alignment with social distancing guidelines, we hosted a limited pop-up open-mic and social event. Our event sold out within 1 hour, encouraging us to focus on community building further. Sponsored by Lazeez.
Our second limited pop-up this summer, which united performers, gallery artists, guests and sponsors for intimate discussions and engaging performances. Sponsored by Lazeez and a number of local organizations who donated to our gift bags.
Registered Non-Profit Milestone
A huge milestone after overcoming our lack of resources and access to legal and financial support.
Youth Creator Social
After demand from our community, we hosted a second creator social and had the opportunity to develop intimate relationships with our guests and performers.
Framed Launch Party
Hosting our first in-person launch event to celebrate the publishing of our 3rd Framed Magazine edition, featuring 30+ youth contributors.