The Andrews Labor Government is helping local young people put on events and celebrate National Youth Week, with $225,000 in National Youth Week grants.
Member for Western Victoria, Gayle Tierney MP has welcomed a $2,000 grant for Colac Secondary College’s The Art of Minds project.
The project is aimed at providing young people currently disengaging in school with an opportunity to construct a mosaic artwork within the school’s kitchen garden.
The program will provide an opportunity for students to master basic elements of project management, design and construction.
It will enhance the students’ emotional wellbeing as they experience a sense of achievement from being involved in a project from inception to completion and provide an opportunity to learn differently by incorporating aspects of the curriculum into the project
National Youth Week is an annual week-long celebration of young people aged from 12 to 25 years old, allowing them to express their creativity and have their say about issues important to them. It is a partnership between the Victorian and Federal Governments.
Young Victorians have a valuable contribution to make in Colac and the Labor Government is helping them develop their skills and make their voices heard.
Last year the Government consulted with thousands of young Victorian to help develop its new youth policy, which will be announced later this year.
For more information on National Youth Week 2016 events visit www.youthcentral.vic.gov.au/nyw
Quotes attributable to Gayle Tierney MP, Member for Western Victoria:
“Congratulations to Colac Secondary College – I encourage all local young people to get involved in National Youth Week.”
“This project will help local young people get involved and their mark on our community.”
“We are supporting young Victorians so they can gain valuable skills and experience to go on and build their careers and get the jobs they want.”