The Youth Coalition is the peak youth affairs body in the Australian Capital Territory and is responsible for representing the interests of people aged between 12 and 25 years of age, and those who work with them.
National Youth Week is a celebration of young people (aged 12 - 25), and acknowledges the achievements, vitality and strength of young people, and their positive contribution to our community.
There are many ways you can get involved in National Youth Week in the ACT:
Participate in the National Youth Week Festival and After Party
Friday 31 March
10am - 3:30pm at Harrison School
4pm - 8pm at Club 12/25, Civic
National Youth Week celebrations will kick off with a day event hosted by Harrison school. The event will run from 10am - 3:30pm, with live music, performances, and free food. Youth services, community organisations, sporting and recreation groups, and government departments are invited to hold a stall or run an event throughout the day.
The festival will be followed by an after party at Club 12/25, Civic Youth Centre, which will include live music, skate competition, basketball competition, free food, and other activities.
Schools and youth services are invited to bring along groups of young people to perform, participate in activities, or hold a stall showcasing the great things they are involved in.
Click here if you would like to have a stall or run and activity at the festival (Harrison School)
Click here if you are bringing a group of young people to the festival and/or after party
(schools, community organisations, any other groups)
Click here if you would like to volunteer at the festival or after party
Run your own event during National Youth Week
Click here to register your event so we can promote it in the official National Youth Week calendar
Click here to apply for a seeding grant of up to $500 to help make your event even better.
Applications close 9am Monday 6 March
Nominate a young person for the Young Canberra Citizen of the Year Awards
Click here to find out more. Nominations close Wednesday 1 March.