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National Youth Week 2014
Message from the Minister
As the Minister for Youth, I have been privileged to see first-hand the incredible energy, dedication, passion and determination of young Western Australians. National Youth Week serves as a perfect platform to celebrate those qualities and offers a great variety of events and activities in which young people can get involved.
Most of the State’s National Youth Week program has been designed and managed by Western Australian young people. The events and activities are a testament to their dedication and talent. Many of the events are made possible through partnerships between local governments and non-government organisations.
In 2014, the week kicks off in Kalgoorlie. The launch is a creation of local young people and a partnership between the Liberal-National Government, City of Kalgoorlie-Boulder and non-government organisations, including Propel Youth Arts WA. The event encourages and empowers young people to celebrate what it means to be a young person living in a large regional centre.
The launch is followed with youth-led events around the State throughout the week.
In the metropolitan area, creative and innovative events will include discussion and information forums, workshops, music events and art exhibitions. A highlight is a weekend in the heart of the city with entertainment, resource materials, displays and market stalls showcasing the skills and talents of young people.
I encourage young people to use this website to find out more about the many activities on offer during National Youth Week 2014. I congratulate the young people involved in making it all happen and I invite you to take part in celebrating our amazing young Western Australians.
HON TONY SIMPSON MLA
MINISTER FOR LOCAL GOVERNMENT; COMMUNITY SERVICES;
SENIORS AND VOLUNTEERING; YOUTH