Tuesday April 12, 2016
Tanya Davies MP today encouraged young people in Mulgoa to get involved in local activities during National Youth Week, which is on this week, from Friday 8 April to Sunday 17 April 2016.
Tanya Davies said that National Youth Week is the major annual event run by young people, for young people designed to celebrate the immense contribution of our young people.
“Our young people are some of the most dedicated and committed members of our Mulgoa community,” Tanya Davies said, “This National Youth Week 2016 is a chance to take a moment and celebrate what they do to make our community better.”
This National Youth Week there is something for everyone. There are hundreds of activities and events planned right across Mulgoa and the State, including four events run by both Penrith and Liverpool Councils, two by Blacktown as well as eight by Fairfield, so get out there and get involved!
The NSW Government supports local councils across the state to run activities and events with grants totaling more $250,000, including $12,300 allocated to Councils incorporated within the Mulgoa Electorate; Penrith, Liverpool, Fairfield and Blacktown.
Last year, more than 80,000 young people participated in around 900 activities across NSW. Minister responsible for youth John Ajaka said it was vital for communities to better engage with young people.
“It is vital that government, business and the community find new, better ways of engaging with young people and harnessing their often revolutionary and innovative ideas,” Mr Ajaka said.
“I would encourage everyone across NSW to not only celebrate the contribution of our young people, but reflect on how they could better engage them in whatever field they are in.”
Youth Week began as a NSW Government initiative in 1989, and has since grown to become a nationwide celebration of young people.
More information about National Youth Week events and activities can be found on www.youthweek.nsw.gov.au, by following @youthweeknsw on Instagram and Twitter, or liking Youth Week NSW on Facebook.