National Youth Week is an annual, weeklong celebration of young people (aged 12–25) throughout Australia. It is a joint initiative of the Australian, State and Territory Governments. In the ACT, National Youth Week is coordinated by the Youth Coalition of the ACT and the ACT Government. National Youth Week 2016 will be held from 8 - 17 April. Each year, all over Australia, events are planned and organised to celebrate and recognise the contribution of young people.
The ACT National Youth Week Facebook page is up and running. Click here to check it out.
As part of National Youth Week, the Youth Coalition of the ACT holds a National Youth Week Festival. The festival features young performers, artists and musicians; youth and community service stalls, competitions and lots of activities. Previous performances and activities have included:
• Up and coming young bands and solo performers
• Youth theatre groups
• Youth dance groups
• Sporting demonstrations
• Exhibitions of young people’s art
The aim of the festival is to promote both young people’s current contribution to community and cultural life in the ACT, but also to provide walk through patrons with information about opportunities for young people to engage in a range of cultural, sporting and other opportunities in the region.
This event is funded by the Australian Government in partnership with the ACT Government. More details about the 2016 Festival will be announced closer to National Youth Week.