NSW Youth Week celebrated with grant-funded public events

Published on 09 April 2024

Locals aged 12 to 24 are encouraged to get involved in a variety of community activities and events hosted as part of NSW Youth Week.

NSW Youth Week runs from 11 to 21 April and this year’s theme is Express, Empower, Get Loud! which focuses on encouraging youth to get involved and advocate for themselves.

“Youth Week is an opportunity to recognise our youth and celebrate their contributions and continued presence in our community,” said Mayor George Greiss.

“These grant-funded Council and community events will give our local youth the opportunity to come together and share in this celebration, so I encourage everyone to get involved,” Dr Greiss said.

Seven grant-funded community events will join this year’s celebration, including:

  • Campbelltown Youth Leadership Forum hosted by Oz Funland (Thursday 11 April)
  • Poly Kidz Fitness hosted by Poly Kidz (Thursday 11 April)
  • Earth Movers Gardening Workshop hosted by Big Yellow Umbrella (Thursday 11 April)
  • Skills and Drills Camp hosted by Macarthur Saints Jr. Rugby Club (Thursday 11 April)
  • Wellness Expo hosted by Traxside Youth Health Service (Tuesday 16 April)
  • Youth & Community Catch-Up hosted by Talk2MeBro (Friday 19 April)
  • Scream It Out Festival hosted by Scream It Out (Saturday 20 April)

Council’s Youth Action Team will publicly launch the Youth Strategy 2024-2030 at Scream It Out, where participants can provide their feedback as well as on the Over To You website.

An extended program of Youth Week events will also be offered through partnership and funding from the Department of Community and Justice. Planned events include:

  • Cosplay and Canapes at HJ Daley Library (Wednesday 10 April)
  • Creative Writing Workshop for Kids at HJ Daley Library (Monday 15 April)
  • 3D Creations – Intermediate at Glenquarie Library (Monday 15 April)
  • Manga, Matcha and Mochi – Manga Drawing Class at Eagle Vale Library (Tuesday 16 April)
  • Teen Chefs (Sushi and Mochi) at Glenquarie Library (Wednesday 17 April)
  • 3D Creations – Beginners at Glenquarie Library (Monday 22 April)
  • Creative Writing Workshop for Teens at Greg Percival Library (Tuesday 23 April)
  • Handmade and Homegrown Markets On Q at Lithgow Street (Sunday 14 and 21 April)
  • Youth Homelessness Matters Day at Leumeah Skate Park (Wednesday 17 April)
  • Movie Night at Claymore Community Centre (Wednesday 17 April)
  • A Night with the Bats at Milton Park (Thursday 18 April)
  • Big Studio – Paint vs. Fabric at Campbelltown Arts Centre (Thursday 18 April)
  • Symbolic Structures at Campbelltown Arts Centre (Thursday 18 April)
  • Creative Bundle at Campbelltown Arts Centre (Thursday 18 April)
  • ABCD Sector Training at Campbelltown Civic Hall (Tuesday 23 May – following Youth Week)

A full program of events can be accessed on Council’s website.

Details on Council’s website.

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