National Youth Week Celebrations

  • startDate: 31-Mar-17
  • endDate: 09-Apr-17
  • organisation: City of Mandurah
  • location:
  • region: Peel
  • description: The City of Mandurah will host a series of events and activities that will provide young people with an opportunity to engage in activities outside of their comfort zone. The activities include arts, sports and skill building and will be conducted in partnership with other local youth organisations. Opportunities will be given to the young people to demonstrate performance skills and talents at the Centre Stage Youth Talent Showcase and Mandurah Masterpieces Art Workshops. Young people from the Peel Youth Reference Group and Peel Youth Medical Centre will assist by providing support to various activities.

Generational Challenge

  • startDate: 10-Apr-17
  • endDate: 21-Apr-17
  • organisation: Shire of Lake Grace
  • location: Various locations in Lake Grace
  • region: Wheatbelt
  • description: The Shire of Lake Grace is hosting a Generational Challenge with an aim of connecting youth and seniors through a series of ten challenges around the town. Teams of two complete the ten challenges during the school holidays which will give participants the opportunity to showcase talents, learn about the townÕs history, be creative and accepting of seniors in the community.

Celebrate YOUth

  • startDate: 10-Oct-16
  • endDate: 16-Apr-17
  • organisation: Town of Mosman Park
  • location: Mosman Park
  • region: North West Metropolitan
  • description: The Town of Mosman Park will host the Celebrate YOUth event. Members of the Mosman Park Youth Advisory Council will be involved in the planning, organisation and running of the event. Members will liaise with community organisations to invite young leaders to attend, arrange for a guest speaker and manage the venue and catering. The event aims to acknowledge the role of young people in the community and to form strong networks to assist in sparking new ideas and solutions to community issues.

Painting Performances with Phil Doncon

  • startDate: 11-Oct-16
  • endDate: 10-Apr-17
  • organisation: Town of Victoria Park
  • location: Town of Victoria Park Library
  • region: South West Metropolitan
  • description: Bring your children aged 11–18 years along to celebrate National Youth Week with the Town of Victoria Park on Friday with award-winning and spellbinding artist Phil Doncon. Be enthralled as Phil Doncon creates a ‘live’ painting to an energetic soundtrack which sees him adding acrobatics and dance in to the show. If you’ve never seen Phil before, don’t miss this opportunity. Friday 7 April 2017, 4pm – 5pm. Depending on the weather this event will be held either in John MacMillan Park (outside the Library) or in the Drama Room at the Leisurelife Centre (behind the Library). Bookings essential by calling 9373 5500 or via the Town’s event calendar at victoriapark.wa.gov.au.

PHAWB Junior Workshop/Concert

  • startDate: 09-Apr-17
  • endDate: 09-Apr-17
  • organisation: Perth Hills and Wheatbelt Band Inc.
  • location: Lesmurdie Senior High School
  • region: South East Metropolitan
  • description: The Perth Hills and Wheatbelt Band plan to host a morning workshop for junior musicians to enable them to experience working with the band. A concert will be held in the afternoon to showcase the workshop participants and their music. Some youth are involved in mentoring roles and will assist in transporting some of the larger instruments to the venue and arranging promotion.

Wyalkatchem Fair

  • startDate: 01-Nov-16
  • endDate: 09-Apr-17
  • organisation: Shire of Wyalkatchem
  • location: Wyalkatchem Recreation Centre
  • region: Wheatbelt
  • description: The Shire of Wyalkatchem will host a school holiday fair that has evolved from youth consultation which highlighted a need for locally based holiday activities. The day will include challenges, rides and circus workshops. It is hoped to also run art/creative workshops.

Girl Zone

  • startDate: 31-Mar-17
  • endDate: 07-Apr-17
  • organisation: Bruce Rock Community Resource Centre Inc
  • location:
  • region: Wheatbelt
  • description: The Bruce Rock Community Resource Centre will host the "Girl Zone" as part of the "Bruce Rock Youthfest" weeklong NYW event. The activity will involve age appropriate educational, motivational presentations and training sessions around hair and beauty tips and tricks. It is hoped to provide the attendees healthier lifestyle options, choices and inspiration. Youth were directly involved with the planning process and a specific plan developed in consultation with the main provider based around the girl's interests.

National Youth Week Hackathon

  • startDate: 01-Mar-17
  • endDate: 02-Apr-17
  • organisation: Guild Of Undergraduates University of WA
  • location: University of Western Australia
  • region: South West Metropolitan
  • description: The Guild Of Undergraduates University of WA are hosting an event (Hackathon) that provides an opportunity for young people to utilise and develop skills and ideas in the areas of need and problems facing youth at risk. Participants will work in teams to develop and apply innovative solutions with an emphasis on incorporating technology to achieve social change. UWA students will be consulting with project partners and stakeholders to assist with the designing and implementing phases of the project and to assist in determining areas of need within the community.

Narembeen Survivor Camp Out

  • startDate: 06-Feb-17
  • endDate: 08-Apr-17
  • organisation: Shire of Narembeen
  • location: Thominin Farm
  • region: Wheatbelt
  • description: The Shire of Narembeen is hosting a "Survivor Camp Out" to encourage youth to get back to nature with no technology. There will be activities and challenges with the idea coming from consultation with the School Student Council who thought that physical as well as social aspects were important to the camp. Other activiites will include bush cooking, camp fire building, obstacle course and spotlight. Students will be arranging an advertising campaign and be responsible for running the games and challenges.

Edmund Rice Community Sports Festival

  • startDate: 09-Apr-17
  • endDate: 09-Apr-17
  • organisation: Edmund Rice Centre Mirrabooka
  • location: Butterworth Park, Koondoola
  • region: North West Metropolitan
  • description: The Edmund Rice Centre Mirrabooka is hosting a sports festival to showcase five sports to the community. It aims to engage all young people by participating in the different sporting activities on the day and providing pathways to sporting teams, clubs and programs. Young people will plan the timeline of events and assisting with set up and catering tasks.

Amazing Race

  • startDate: 11-Feb-17
  • endDate: 13-Apr-17
  • organisation: Hyden Community Resource Centre Inc
  • location: Kondinin townsite - various locations
  • region: Wheatbelt
  • description: The Hyden Community Resource Centre is hosting the "Amazing Race" activity between the communities of Hyden and Kondinin. The day will be suitable for all abilities, cultures and ages from 12 - 25 and will test skills, provide fun, fitness and friendship. The race consists of group activities to encourage team building, leadership and problem solving. There will also be checkpoints with questions based around education, native plants, local history and sport. Youth will be involved in designing posters, assisting with lunch and cleaning up.

Zorb and Zen Day

  • startDate: 08-Apr-17
  • endDate: 08-Apr-17
  • organisation: Shire of Cranbrook
  • location: Frederick Square, Cranbrook
  • region: Great Southern
  • description: The Shire of Cranbrook will host a free youth focused event that advocates health, wellness and an active lifestyle. The day will include activities that encourage teamwork, connectivity and sessions that target mental wellness. Youth were consulted around the type of event and activities they would like to hold and participate in. The Shire has highlighted how this event, through youth consultation, meets objectives in their strategic plan and targets identified issues such as isolation, lack of social gatherings and relationship building.

National Youth Week 2OH!17

  • startDate: 01-Nov-16
  • endDate: 09-Apr-17
  • organisation: Mission Australia
  • location:
  • region: North West Metropolitan
  • description: Mission Australia will work with the Youth at Risk Network Action group (YARN) to host an event that embraces and celebrates youth culture and unity. Activities will include a music competition, open mic, performances by established artists, skate deck, art and community stalls and a BBQ. Young people will be invited to attend one of the YARN structured meetings to provide input and feedback on the implementation of the event. They will also be able to participate in workshops and rehearsals in the lead up to the event, be invited to be a 'youth leader' on the day and given responsibilities that empower and promote a sense of unity and community.

Youth with a Disability Forum

  • startDate: 02-Jan-17
  • endDate: 01-Jun-17
  • organisation: Midland Information, Debt & Legal Advocacy Service Inc.
  • location: Old Midland Court House
  • region: North East Metropolitan
  • description: The Midland Information, Debt & Legal Advocacy Service (MIDLAS) will collaborate with young people with a disability from various cultural backgrounds to hold a forum during Youth Week to discuss current issues/concerns surrounding youth with disabilities. The session aims to brainstorm strategies on how services can more effectively engage and encourage self-advocacy and supported decision making. MIDLAS legal volunteers will assist in planning the forum.

Beautiful You

  • startDate: 01-Apr-17
  • endDate: 01-Apr-17
  • organisation: The Girls' Brigade Western Australia Inc.
  • location: Canning River Eco Centre
  • region: South West Metropolitan
  • description: The Girl's Brigade Western Australia will host a fun art event that includes a high tea for girls aged 12 - 25. The event includes a presentation by a speaker talking about true beauty, image and impact. This will also include a Q & A session and compliments the GB worldwide theme of 'Empowered' with all girls able to access basic human needs. Current GB members will assist in delivery of the event, planning the agenda and coordination.

Music in the Park

  • startDate: 16-Jan-17
  • endDate: 28-Apr-17
  • organisation: Shire of Collie
  • location: Central Park Stage and Amphitheatre
  • region: South West
  • description: The Shire of Collie Music in the Park event will be a combined end of term Youth Week event tailored to the youth of Collie in the newly constructed accessible shell in Central Park. It will be a drug & alcohol free event with music targeted at youth but will be accessible to the broader community. The youth will be able to perform their own music in conjunction with a DJ who will be hired for the event. The Shire is currently establishing a YAC who it anticipates will assist with the promotion and marketing of the event and engaging the youth of Collie to attend.

Amazing Race

  • startDate: 11-Feb-17
  • endDate: 13-Apr-17
  • organisation: Kondinin Community Resource Centre
  • location: Kondinin - Various locations
  • region: Wheatbelt
  • description: The Hyden Community Resource Centre will come together with the Kondinin CRC to host the "Amazing Race" activity between the communities of Hyden and Kondinin. The day will consist of a day of teams being challenged by a variety of tasks which will be educational as well as fun at various locations in the town. The day will test the teamwork of the youth as well as mental aptitude and ability to use both technology and orienteering skills. Youth will be involved in designing posters to advertise the event as well as cleaning up and input into the event activities.

Movie and Mocktail Night

  • startDate: 31-Mar-17
  • endDate: 09-Apr-17
  • organisation: Shire of Narrogin
  • location: Various locations in Narrogin
  • region: Wheatbelt
  • description: The Shire of Narrogin will partner with Narrogin Senior High School and indigenous service providers to host events that open and close National Youth Week 2017. Following consultation with local youth, the start of the week will open with an outdoor movie night and sausage sizzle and close with a Mocktail Night supported by youth bands and a corrobboree.

Superhero YOUth

  • startDate: 17-Oct-16
  • endDate: 05-Apr-17
  • organisation: Youth Focus Inc.
  • location: Curtin University or UWA
  • region: North West Metropolitan
  • description: Youth Focus, in partnership with Zero2Hero and their volunteers will host an event as part of Youth Week to raise awareness about youth mental health. The event will be held at Curtin University and includes entertainment, food and relevant information stalls that support the beginnings of conversations. Young people are engaged in the planning stages with support from Youth Focus and Zero2Hero staff, and will also volunteer their time on the day.

Live Loud Youth Fest

  • startDate: 01-Feb-17
  • endDate: 14-Apr-17
  • organisation: City of Gosnells
  • location: Mills Park, Beckenham
  • region: South East Metropolitan
  • description: The City of Gosnells will host a festival that focuses on being yourself and living life to your fullest potential. A group of young people will be engaged to plan and implement an event which is hoped to be a mixture of workshops, carnival activities, stalls, food and music. The City's youth services team will work with three of the City's youth reference groups who will be involved in the planning, marketing, delivery, staffing and stage management. The young people will be provided with the DLGC Youth Participation Kits to assist in working through the project process.

Youth Celebration

  • startDate: 27-Mar-17
  • endDate: 07-Apr-17
  • organisation: Sowilo Community Inc
  • location: Sowilo Community High School
  • region: South East Metropolitan
  • description: Sowilo will run a different activity on the afternoon of each day of National Youth Week 2017. Activities include Jiu Jitsu, Cosplay, celebrating different cultures with food and cooking preparation, music and Laser Blaze. Young people will support planning of the events with those currenlty involved in each activitity at school leading the activity preparation for the actual day.

Undalup Djeran Youth Event

  • startDate: 08-Apr-17
  • endDate: 08-Apr-17
  • organisation: Undalup Association Inc
  • location:
  • region: South West
  • description: The Undalup Association in partnership with other local organisations such as Act Belong Commit and Mentally Health WA are hosting a youth event based around aboriginal cultural traditions and activities to provide a sense of belonging. A subcommittee of youth will be involved in planning the event and activities which will include aboriginal sand art and decorating wooden boomerangs.

South West Youth Festival

  • startDate: 08-Apr-17
  • endDate: 08-Apr-17
  • organisation: Shire of Augusta-Margaret River
  • location: Busselton Youth Precinct
  • region: South West
  • description: The Shire of Augusta-Margaret River in partnership with the City of Busselton, Shire of Manjimup and Shire of Capel will deliver the Southwest Youth Festival on the Busselton Foreshore. Each contributor will facilitate different types of free events and activities which will include live music, skate competitions, kayaking, stalls and facepainting. The event is planned, managed and delivered by the youth from the different regions providing the opportunity for collaboration and having ownership over such an event. It is also hoped the day will provide the opportunity to strengthen ties and celebrate the value that youth can bring to their communities.

Nannup National Youth Week

  • startDate: 01-Apr-17
  • endDate: 01-Apr-17
  • organisation: Shire of Nannup
  • location: Nannup Recreation Centre
  • region: South West
  • description: The Shire of Nannup will host the inaugural Bubble Soccer event to celebrate National Youth Week. The day will also include other activities such as a scavenger hunt through the golf course, a bouncy castle and sausage sizzle. All activities were the ideas of the Nannup Youth Advisory Council who also researched the hire of the bubble soccer and will also coordinate the scavenger hunt.

YOUTH ARE AWESOME

  • startDate: 03-Apr-17
  • endDate: 09-Apr-17
  • organisation: Avon Youth Community and Family Services Inc
  • location: AYCFS Hall
  • region: Wheatbelt
  • description: The Avon Youth Community and Family Services organisation plan to host three events during NYW which include a pamper day, video game challenge day and a movie night.

Glow Stick Wars

  • startDate: 08-Apr-17
  • endDate: 24-Apr-17
  • organisation: Brunswick Junction Community Resource Centre Inc.
  • location: Burnswick Junction Community Resource Centre
  • region: South West
  • description: The Brunswick Junction Community Resource Centre is aiming through this event to provide an opportunity for the youth to actively participate in a social, physical and fun activity. The activity will take place over a one hour period and the participants will be divided into two teams with the aim of trying to get the others teams glow sticks and team flag. The event will conclude with a sausage sizzle and music. The idea came from consultation with the late night youth group (high school aged program) who are involved in the planning and delivery of the event.

teSTIng, teSTIng, ABC

  • startDate: 04-Apr-17
  • endDate: 05-Apr-17
  • organisation: Western Australian Substance Users Association Inc.
  • location:
  • region: North East Metropolitan
  • description: The Western Australian Substance Users Association will hold an event that offers STI and BBV testing for under 25's. The event will include targeted harm reduction messages around the transmisison of STI/BBV's and will have support from specialist youth agencies to facilitate activites and provide information. The event will include lunch and show bags in a youth friendly and fun environment. Youth will be engaged to assist with identification & facilitation of activities, advertising materials, meal planning and cooking and distribution of resources on the day.

City of South Perth Youth Week Activities

  • startDate: 31-Mar-17
  • endDate: 09-Apr-17
  • organisation: City of South Perth
  • location: George Burnett park and Manning Skate Park
  • region: South East Metropolitan
  • description: The City of South Perth will celebrate and acknowledge local young people and their contribution within their own community by hosting a series of inclusive, drug & alcohol free events. These events include a movie night, skateboard competition, upskilling workshops, and a Sunday Series day with youth bands, sporting events and a BBQ.

Swan Volume

  • startDate: 16-Jan-17
  • endDate: 08-Apr-17
  • organisation: Parkerville Children and Youth Care Inc.
  • location: Swan View Youth Centre
  • region: North East Metropolitan
  • description: Parkerville Children and Youth Care will present "Swan Volume", a youth led event that will provide an opportunity for six local bands to showcase their music to a live audience. The event will be drug and alcohol free with a music mentor on site to offer guidance and tips around performances. The Seen and Heard CREW youth volunteers will provide a display about volunteering and promote how people can join. Relevant health information will be available and promoted to raise awareness of healthy lifestyle choices. Young people will be involved in all stages of planning, organising, delivery and evaluation of the event.

Waroona Youth Action Event

  • startDate: 07-Apr-17
  • endDate: 07-Apr-17
  • organisation: Shire of Waroona
  • location: Waroona Skate Park & Recreation and Aquatic Centre
  • region: Peel
  • description: The Shire of Waroona will support the Waroona Youth Advisory Council (YAC) and Community Development Officers to host a free outdoor event incorporating activities that utilise the skate park and recreation centre. This includes BMX and skate demonstrations and workshops, various children's fun and games focusing on the promotion of physical activity, healthy living and mental health and wellbeing. Health related stallholders will be present and supported by the newly formed local youth group (Leos of Waroona) who will provide a sausage sizzle. The YAC are responsible for the planning, coordination and promotion of the event.

South West Youth Festival

  • startDate: 20-Oct-16
  • endDate: 08-Apr-17
  • organisation: Enable Southwest Inc.
  • location: Busselton Youth Precinct and Skate Park
  • region: South West
  • description: Enable Southwest will work collaboratively with their Youth Week organisation committee and the Development teams from the Shires of Busselton, Margaret River/Augusta, Capel and City of Bunbury to organise the South West Youth Festival. The festival will showcase the talents of young people through live music, art workshops and fun sporting and interactive activities. Enable Southwest will deliver beach activities and a BBQ with a focus on inclusion for all abilities. The event will be held on the Busselton Foreshore with the Youth Week organisation committee being involved through planning, decision marketing, promotion and volunteering on the day.

Artbeat Armadale

  • startDate: 02-Jan-17
  • endDate: 08-Apr-17
  • organisation: City of Armadale
  • location: Jull Street Mall, Armadale
  • region: South East Metropolitan
  • description: The City of Armadale will partner with local community and youth organisations to deliver the Art beat festival. The event is alcohol, drug and violence free and will activate the Jull St mall with pop up spaces, stalls, entertainment, food, interactive art and activities. Through partnerships with local high schools and youth programs, consultation and co-designed workshops have taken place to showcase this event which will celebrate local youth and provide a platform for their skills and enhance connections to their community.

Dungeon's Great Big Ball Bonanza

  • startDate: 10-Apr-17
  • endDate: 10-Apr-17
  • organisation: Dungeon Youth Centre Inc.
  • location: Dungeon Youth Centre
  • region: North East Metropolitan
  • description: The Dungeon Youth Centre is hosting a fair day with sports based activities that include bubble soccer and an obstacle course. The activities are supportive of youth from diverse socio-economic and cultural backgrounds that will assist in promoting acceptance, active citizenship and strengthening the relationship between the centre and young people. Young people were encouraged to vote on various options and have provided their ideas and thoughts into the event.

Youth Week '17: Celebrate

  • startDate: 28-Aug-16
  • endDate: 08-Apr-17
  • organisation: City of Swan
  • location: Ellenbrook Skate Park - various
  • region: North East Metropolitan
  • description: The City of Swan in partnership with Skateboarding WA will host a series of eight skate clinics and mini competitions from September 2016 until Youth Week 2017. The final competition and event will showcase skills and talents of the young people who have participated and will include a DJ/entertainment, BBQ and market stalls of stakeholders who deliver youth related services within the City of Swan. A leadership group of young people have had full responsibility for the planning of the skate competition which includes transport, catering and identification and liaising with stallholders.

Broome Youth Awards

  • startDate: 01-Feb-17
  • endDate: 09-Apr-17
  • organisation: Broome Youth and Families Hub Inc.
  • location: Civic Centre or Convention Centre
  • region: Kimberley
  • description: The Broome Youth and Families Hub will assist in hosting the Broome Youth Awards 2017 to celebrate and acknowledge the achievements of young people in the community. There will be ten award categories including Sport/Recreation, Education and Leadership. Young people will be engaged in the planning, implementation and evaluation of the event with local young artists performing at the awards as well as MC-ing the event.

South West Youth Festival 2017

  • startDate: 01-Dec-16
  • endDate: 09-Apr-17
  • organisation: City of Busselton
  • location: Busselton Youth Precinct and Skate Park
  • region: South West
  • description: The City of Busselton will coordinate a celebration of youth culture at the South West Youth Festival 2017. The event will be held at the new Busselton Youth Precinct and host the regions young people with live youth bands, DJ/s, art workshops and beach sport/activities. Mental health awareness and education towards current local issues will also be promoted. Youth from surrounding Youth Advisory Council's and Youth and Community Development trainees are involved in the planning and delivery of the event which includes writing event applications and risk management strategies.

Defeat the Beat

  • startDate: 31-Oct-16
  • endDate: 09-Apr-17
  • organisation: City of Joondalup
  • location: Bar 120, Hillarys
  • region: North West Metropolitan
  • description: The City of Joondalup will host a music competition for young artists who can enter to perform on stage with a chance to take home prizes including studio time and photo shoots. Young people will assist in planning the event and express themselves through music performances. The event will actively engage young people in a positive recreational and social activity aimed at relieving boredom and providing new learning experiences.

Broome Youth Week Awards 2017

  • startDate: 01-Feb-17
  • endDate: 09-Apr-17
  • organisation: Life Without Barriers
  • location: TBC
  • region: Kimberley
  • description: Life without Barriers will host the Broome Youth Week Awards following the success of the event in 2016. The awards recognise the achievements of young people from across the Kimberley in several areas including Cultural Leadership, Young Carers and Disability. The awards are promoted across the region and are co-hosted with the Broome Youth and Family Hub. Youth are involved in the planning of the event with winners being publically recognised and given support from local organisations to assist them in achieving their goals.

Obstacle Ramble TBC

  • startDate: 02-Jan-17
  • endDate: 09-Apr-17
  • organisation: Shire of Kalamunda
  • location: Fleming Reserve
  • region: South East Metropolitan
  • description: The Shire of Kalamunda will develop an event based around team building and resilience skills for young people through participation in an obstacle course/scavenger hunt. On completion they will be invited to attend an activities zone which will have a free sausage sizzle, live youth musicians and activity stalls run by local community groups and youth volunteers. A National Youth Week committee will be created to assist in the planning and running of the event which will include members of the Shire's own youth leadership program (U-Lead).

WannaThrive

  • startDate: 06-Apr-17
  • endDate: 06-Apr-17
  • organisation: City of Wanneroo
  • location: Clarkson Youth Centre
  • region: North West Metropolitan
  • description: The City of Wanneroo will facilitate an expo to empower young people to thrive with the final format designed in partnership with young people. The expo will have stallholders and attendees from various agencies and organisations that will engage young people around areas of employment and training, recreation, mental health and young carers information. Schools will support students to attend during school hours and the expo will be open for all from 3pm - 6pm.

Street Chillz Drug Aware Youth Festival 2017

  • startDate: 01-Apr-17
  • endDate: 01-Apr-17
  • organisation: Shire of Murray
  • location: Pinjarra Skate Park
  • region: Peel
  • description: The Shire of Murray will collaborate with young people to host the second Street Chillz Drug Aware Youth Festival 2017. The event activates the local youth hub with a Freestyle Now competition, urban art project and youth challenges. The Youth Advisory Council will discuss local issues and ideas and be involved in the planning and delivery phase of the art element. They will also continue to develop partnerships with local sporting groups and youth service providers.

Youth for Fitness on Run

  • startDate: 01-Dec-16
  • endDate: 10-Apr-17
  • organisation: Pakistanis in Australia Inc.
  • location: Binninup Beach
  • region: South West
  • description: Pakistanis in Australia are hosting a one day outdoor picnic and games event at Binningup Beach. The primary purpose of the event is connecting youth from Indian subcontinents with each other due to social isolation from coming to Australia to study and re-settle with no family connections or support and limited finances. The activity has been planned in response to a youth group request who will plan and deliver all games and activities.

Youth Forum Take 2/Youth Awards Ceremony

  • startDate: 01-Oct-16
  • endDate: 01-May-17
  • organisation: The Duke of Edinburgh's Award in Australia (WA Division) Inc
  • location: TBC
  • region: North West Metropolitan
  • description: The Duke of Edinburgh's Award WA Division will cement the previous learnings from the successful 2016 forums and host the Youth Forum Take 2 event during National Youth Week. The event focus is on growing the youth network, developing leadership skills and to recognise the achievements through an awards ceremony of young people and the contribution they make to their local communities. The organisations youth leaders are involved in the designing of the program and will assist in facilitating sessions during the forum.

Youth Week Festival

  • startDate: 07-Apr-17
  • endDate: 07-Apr-17
  • organisation: Relationships Australia (WA) Inc.
  • location: Local sporting oval
  • region: South West
  • description: Relationships Australia will support an organising committee of young people to form and deliver an event that features a creative obstacle course designed and run by the youth at a local sporting oval. The event will also feature arts, music and sport activities with the main aim of engaging youth and providng the opportunity to learn new skills, celebrate achievements and a committment to the Bunbury community.

Cuballing Youth Day

  • startDate: 04-Apr-17
  • endDate: 04-Apr-17
  • organisation: Shire of Cuballing
  • location: Cuballing Recreation Centre
  • region: Wheatbelt
  • description: The Shire of Cuballing will host a youth day which will be planned and run by local youth to assist in providing a feeling of acceptance in the local community and an avenue for meeting other young people. The event will be open to other surrounding towns and encourage participation by youth from different cultural backgrounds. Activities will include modified tennis, mini golf and football clinics that will encourage team building and physical activity in a fun and relaxed atmosphere.

Team Sports Challenge and Youth Expo

  • startDate: 08-Sep-16
  • endDate: 25-Apr-17
  • organisation: Australian Red Cross Society
  • location: Medlund Pavillion
  • region: Kimberley
  • description: The Australian Red Cross Society's Broome office is hosting a day where young people can attend and register a team to compete in one of four sports which includes Soccer, Frisbee, Volleyball and Terror Tag. Stalls run by youth and community organisations will also be at the event. Over 100 young people were surveyed and have strongly influenced the design of this event.

National Youth Week 2017

  • startDate: 08-Apr-17
  • endDate: 08-Apr-17
  • organisation: Quinninup Community Association Inc.
  • location: Northcliffe Town Centre
  • region: South West
  • description: The Quinninup Community Association, as a member of the Shire of Manjimup's Youth Network, will provide an activity at the annual National Youth Week festival. The activity will be an artistic Tie-Dye workshop to provide balance between the physical activities that are being offered at the festival. Attendees will be able to create a tie-dye designed t-shirt or calico bag. Young people from the local high schools have provided feedback into what activities they would like to participate in at the festival and will be assisting in promotion of the event.

National Youth Week 2017

  • startDate: 08-Mar-17
  • endDate: 08-Apr-17
  • organisation: Shire of Manjimup
  • location: Northcliffe Town Centre
  • region: South West
  • description: The Shire of Manjimup will host a free National Youth Week Festival. This collaborative event will provide activities delivered by different agencies with the Shire incorporating a Circus workshop to this yearÕs festival. The activity exposes young people to 'performing arts', a form of self-expression they would not normally experience in an environment that is dominated by football and team sports. Young people from the local high schools have provided feedback into what activities they would like to participate in at the festival and will be assisting in the promotion of the event.

National Youth Week Festival

  • startDate: 07-Apr-17
  • endDate: 08-Apr-17
  • organisation: Northcliffe Family Centre Inc.
  • location: Northcliffe Town Centre (Skate Park Family & Community Centre)
  • region: South West
  • description: The Northcliffe Family Centre youth group (NYTRO) will be providing a food tent at the Shire of Manjimup's annual National Youth Week festival. The festival is a day for youth living in rural and remote areas who are at risk and vulnerable due to isolation and limited opporunties. The young people will create pizzas, burgers, stuffed potatoes and a sausage sizzle and are being supported and guided by a youth worker and volunteers.

National Youth Week 2017

  • startDate: 08-Apr-17
  • endDate: 08-Apr-17
  • organisation: Walpole Community Resource Centre Inc.
  • location: Northcliffe Town Centre
  • region: South West
  • description: The Walpole Community Resource Centre (CRC), as a member of the Shire of ManjimupÕs Youth network, will provide an activity at the annual National Youth Week festival. This yearÕs activity will bring the drumming group ÔDjembemovesÕ and a face painter to the festival. The activity is a way to learn self-awareness, listening skills and coordination of breathing and movement, and co-operation and patience. Young people from the local high schools have provided feedback into what activities they would like to participate in at the festival and will be assisting in promotion of the event.

Debate Away

  • startDate: 01-Mar-17
  • endDate: 05-Apr-17
  • organisation: Quairading Community Resource Centre
  • location: Quairading Community Resource Centre
  • region: Wheatbelt
  • description: The Quairading Community Resource Centre with the assistance of a debating expert, students and other young adults will have the opportunity to learn the basics of debating and put these skills into practice at a live public debate. The debate topics will raise important issues of concern to young people and the beginning of exploring possible solutions.

Sunflower Sunday

  • startDate: 03-Nov-16
  • endDate: 30-Apr-17
  • organisation: Therapy Focus Inc
  • location: Point Walter Recreation Camp
  • region: South West Metropolitan
  • description: Therapy Focus are hosting their annual Sunflower Sunday event which invites the community to enjoy free entertainment and activities for people of all abilities. The event is primarly targeted at children and young people with activities aimed at encouraging greater inclusion and particpation of people with disabilities. A number of the organisations clients and their families volunteer to assist on the day, host activities and perform on stage.

The Good Rap on Health

  • startDate: 31-Mar-17
  • endDate: 09-Apr-17
  • organisation: GP down south Ltd
  • location: GP Down South Limited
  • region: Peel
  • description: GP Down South, through the Peel Youth Medical Service Reference Group, is hosting an afterschool health promotion activity during National Youth Week. The event involves a Perth based hip-hop artist with lived experiences engaging young people in conversations around mental health, risky behaviours and how to seek help. Stalls and information will be available and promoted around the areas of sexual and mental health, and the message that it is ok to talk to others and seek support avenues. The Youth Reference Group will be involved in determining key messages and the format of the event, promotion and be advocates for those who attend.

Junior Masterchef

  • startDate: 31-Mar-17
  • endDate: 09-Apr-17
  • organisation: Bencubbin Community Resource Centre Inc.
  • location: Bencubbin Community Recreation Centre
  • region: Wheatbelt
  • description: The Bencubbin Community Resource Centre will host a Junior MasterChef workshop where the youth will cook a two course meal, learning about nutrition, food preparation, cooking skills and hygiene. The youth will then serve and join their parents and guests to eat what they have prepared. Seniors will also be invited to the event to add interaction between the different generations. The young people will be able to create their own invitations, table settings and menus and have input into what they would like to cook. This will enhance the opportunity of working with their peers and learning new skills they may not otherwise have been given.

DRUM IT - BEAT IT - FEEL IT

  • startDate: 08-Apr-17
  • endDate: 08-Apr-17
  • organisation: Lamp Inc.
  • location: Busselton Skate Park
  • region: South West
  • description: Lamp is hosting the Djambe drumming event which consists of two sessions and a free jamming session. This form of music is used for emotional regulation and connectiveness in young people. The group undertook consultation with their youth clients around this event.

4 Elements

  • startDate: 04-Apr-17
  • endDate: 06-Apr-17
  • organisation: Swan City Youth Service Inc.
  • location: Swan City Youth Service
  • region: North East Metropolitan
  • description: The Swan City Youth Service will host the '4 elements' event where young people will be educated on the four elements of hip hop dance. There will be workshops in the lead up to the event to assist young people to plan, design and prepare for the event that helps to gain confidnece and self esteem. The workshops will be conducted by facilitators with assistance from the Swan City Youth Service Youth Workers. A committee of young people will assist in organising the event and promotion.

Youth Week Mural

  • startDate: 30-Jan-17
  • endDate: 10-Apr-17
  • organisation: Shire of Broome
  • location: Kimberley Regional Offices
  • region: Kimberley
  • description: The Shire of Broome Youth Advisory Council will work with other young people to paint a mural in celebration of National Youth Week. Workshops will be held with a street artist to assist the young people with design and art skills. The concept and content will be guided by the engaged young people. The focus is on engaging youth and is a priority project in the Shire's Public Art Masterplan.

AWYW Activities 2017

  • startDate: 03-Apr-17
  • endDate: 07-Apr-17
  • organisation: Shire of West Arthur
  • location: Various centres in Darkan (Skate Park, CRC, Community Gym, Men's Shed)
  • region: Wheatbelt
  • description: The Shire of West Arthur will provide a series of activities during youth week focussing on participation, learning opportunities and skills development. These activities include a circus workshop, health/wellness and relaxation information session and a table tennis competition. During this week there will also be information and demonstration sessions at the CRC and MenÕs Shed for young people to visit and learn about current and future programs. The West Arthur YAC will provide guidance on activities, promotion and will be liaising with proposed workshop providers and community partners.

National Youth Week - Beatboxing Workshops

  • startDate: 08-Apr-17
  • endDate: 09-Apr-17
  • organisation: Shire of Shark Bay
  • location: Shark Bay Recreation Centre
  • region: Gascoyne
  • description: The Shire of Shark Bay will engage a beatboxer to work with the youth to produce local beatbox music. There will be workshops that include the development of beatboxing music, lyrics, rhythm and working as a team to produce a song to be performed for the community. Workshops and lyrics will have an anti-bullying focus. Young people from the Shark Bay Youth Group were consulted around the type of skills they would like to develop.

Postcards Project

  • startDate: 02-Jan-17
  • endDate: 09-Apr-17
  • organisation: The Salvation Army (WA) Property Trust
  • location: TBC
  • region: North West Metropolitan
  • description: The Salvation Army, Crossroads West, Transitional Support Service will host its sixth annual postcard project in celebration of National Youth Week. This yearÕs project will incorporate the launch of a video that ran alongside last yearÕs project and the launch of this yearÕs project book. The project offers an anonymous state wide medium for young people aged 14-25 years to contribute a positive message in a creative and innovative way. It is an ongoing community art project where people can mail in their messages on one side of a postcode. All postcards are put into a book and are given out for free to participating young people and organisations for National Youth Week where the book is officially launched.

"Get Your Skates On" - National Youth Week 2017

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  • organisation: Shire of Harvey
  • location: Harvey Recreation and Cultural Centre
  • region: South West
  • description: The Shire of HarveyÕs Recreation and Cultural Centre will host the "Get Your Skates On" - National Youth Week 2017 project. Young people from the Centre and the local school will be involved in planning and coordination of the project. Funding will be used to hire a DJ to promote the event.

Roundtable Discussion Series - Climate change, trafficking, Immigration and Globalisation,

  • startDate: 01-Apr-17
  • endDate: 31-Jul-17
  • organisation: Envoy Ltd.
  • location: University of Western Australia, State Library of WA
  • region: North West Metropolitan
  • description: Envoy Ltd, will conduct the "Foreign Affairs Up-Close" Roundtable Discussion Series on: Climate Change, Human Trafficking, Immigration and Globalisation and Emerging Challenges in an International Development Project. The project will include a series of discussions with advocacy groups and academic experts. The aim of the project is to gather information on foreign affairs involving young people which will be compiled into a policy document and released to Parliamentary Committees and Members of the Public.

NDVN free BBQ to celebrate National Youth Week and Volunteering

  • startDate: 04-Apr-17
  • endDate: 04-Apr-17
  • organisation: The University of Notre Dame Australia
  • location: University of Notre Dame
  • region: South West Metropolitan
  • description: The University of Notre Dame Australia in partnership with Edmund Rice Camps will host a NDVN free BBQ to celebrate National Youth Week and Volunteering. This celebration will provide opportunity for young people to raise their profile at the BBQ. Young volunteers from the 'Notre Dame volunteer Network' along with leaders from Edmund Rice Camps will be involved in planning and delivery of the event.

THRIVE

  • startDate: 24-Oct-17
  • endDate: 09-Apr-17
  • organisation: Halls Head Community College Parents and Citizens
  • location: Halls Head College
  • region: Peel
  • description: Halls Head Community College P & C will conduct "THRIVE' project. The organisation will run a series of activities including outdoor movie, sausage sizzle and Youth Expo. The aim of the project is to promote services available to young people focusing on their health and wellbing.