Jam-packed program for 2017 Youth Week

Published: 28 Mar 2017 10:58am

From making music to driver safety, the 2017 Youth Week celebrations are as diverse as the community’s young people.

Youth Week will take place from 29 March to 9 April, with this year’s theme being “Get Involved, Be Heard, Make a Difference”.

With more than a fifth of Wagga’s population aged between 12 and 25 years, the City of Wagga Wagga’s Community Sector Manager Janice Summerhayes said Youth Week was an important event in the Local Government Area.

“Youth Week provides our community’s young people with an opportunity to take part in inclusive activities and events that embody and celebrate their diverse interests, skills and talents,” she said.

“Through education, sport, music, art and other forms of performance, volunteering, community and politics, young people are making their mark on our community.

“This year’s activities range from animation workshops to yoga as well as a hip hop workshop and Aussie rules clinics for kids from Indigenous and multicultural backgrounds.”

Rounding out the Youth Week celebrations are an electronic music workshop with Saca La Mois DJ (aka Moses Iten) and hip hop/lyrics workshop with winner of the 2014 National Indigenous Music Award through Triple J’s Unearthed, Philly.

The pair will combine for a free Youth Week concert on 8 April at the Botanic Gardens Music Bowl.

For the full program of events, visit www.wagga.nsw.gov.au/youthweek.

The City of Wagga Wagga would like to thank the supporting community organisations and businesses in collaborating to assist in delivering these events: Mission Australia, headspace, Eastern Riverina Arts, NRMA, Riverina Community College, AFL and the Multicultural Council of Wagga Wagga.