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 two grants of $2,000 for the Warrnambool City Council and for Brophy Family and Youth Services.
The Warrnambool City’s Warrnambool East Youth Week ParkDayz, led by Warrnambool East Youth will include a range of activities to be held in the East Estate Parks to celebrate NYW and enhance connectedness and ownership with their community and recreation spaces.
Activities will range from sports, games, music, cultural dance and food stalls, connecting the many groups and organisations that support and link into the Community.
Brophy Family and Youth Services’ Kulcha Shift – Create Your Own Revolution! Project will be showcasing the vast array of talents and skills of young people in Warrnambool.
The events will run over the week of NYW with activities leading up to the final celebration party which will include Visual Arts, Musicians and Drag Kings and Queens.
Information on mental health and wellbeing and local services for youth will be present during the week with additional support from headspace Warrnambool and Brophy Youth workers provided.
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 the Warrnambool Shire and Brophy Family and Youth Services – 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
“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.”