NYW is the largest celebration of young people in Australia. Thousands of young people aged 12–25 from across Australia get involved in NYW each year. NYW is an opportunity for young people to:
- share ideas
- attend live events
- have their voices heard on issues of concern to them
- showcase their talents
- celebrate their contribution to the community
- take part in competitions, and
- have fun!
NYW was held from 5 to 14 April 2013 with the theme of 2013 is Be Active. Be Happy. Be You.
WANTED: South Australian Young Member for National Youth Week 2014
The Office for Youth is seeking a young person aged 18 – 25 years to represent South Australia at a state and national level for National Youth Week 2014.
National Youth Week is the largest annual celebration of young people on the Australian youth events calendar.
As South Australia’s Young Member for National Youth Week 2014, you will play an important role in providing advice to State and Australian Governments about how National Youth Week is run in 2014.
Your ideas will help shape the planning, promotion, implementation and evaluation of National Youth Week 2014.
So, the question is....Are you up for the challenge?
Closing date for nominations is Friday 31 May 2013
*The successful applicant will be required to satisfactorily complete a Background Screening and National Criminal History Record Check (NCHRC) prior to commencing the two year role as the National Youth Week Young Member.
YouthFEST: National Youth Week State Launch 2013
The State Launch was by hosted by Mission Australia in Whyalla on Friday 5 April 2013. It provided an exciting and excellent opportunity for the region’s young people to develop and deliver a major event showcasing their local community. A carnival atmosphere highlighted the talents and diversity of young people through song writing, singing, playing instruments, dance, artwork and aerosol art.
YouthFEST was held at the YMCA, Whyalla Leisure Centre, Racecourse Road, Whyalla Norrie SA and commenced at 3.30pm, with it finishing up around 11.30pm.
Well over 500 people were in attendance, and from the feedback we have received thus far, the afternoon and evening were thoroughly enjoyed by all.
A big thank you to Mission Australia, Whyalla for hosting the launch and watch this space for some pictures to come.
SA's Young Member for 2013 is…JESSICA LINTVELT
The successful applicant for the SA Young Member position for 2013 is Ms Jessica Lintvelt, aged 22 years of Campbelltown.
Jessica has been a dedicated member of the Campbelltown YAC for nine years and represented the Burnside YAC for two years. Jessica also volunteers as a presenter on a local youth radio show and has been involved in Scouts for over 10 years. She is a Rover with the Flash Rover Crew, an Assistant Leader at Stradbroke Scout Group, and a cast member in the Comedy Capers Gang Show and Adelaide Gang Show. She is also completing a double degree at Flinders University, studying Education and Arts.
NYW 2013 Grant Funding
Local Councils with a current Youth Advisory Committee, State Government agencies working directly with young people and non government organisations working with young people were invited to apply for funding to conduct events and activities in their local area.
The successful applicants were:
Health and Wellbeing (with a specific focus on positive mental health messaging related to depression and anxiety – Sponsored by Beyondblue)
|| The Barossa Council
|| Outback Communities Authority
|The Second Story South (TSS)
|| Yorke Peninsula Youth Workers Network
|Tatiara District Council
Engagement and Participation
|Prison Fellowship Australia - SA
||City of Norwood Payneham & St Peters
|Residential Care Directorate
||City of Unley
|The Second Story North
||Cleve Youth Advisory Committee
|The Second Story Youth Health Service - Talking Realities Project
||District Council of Franklin Harbour
|YMCA - Adelaide Hills Recreation Centre
||District Council of Grant Youth Advisory Committee
|YMCA of South Australia
||District Council of Yankalilla
|Mallee Health Service
||Naracoorte Lucindale Council
|Far West Youth Network Inc
||Renmark Paringa Council
||Wattle Range Council
|Adelaide Youth Training Centre
||Corporation of the City of Port Augusta
|Adelaide Youth Training Centre, Jonal Campus
||Rural City of Murray Bridge
|Country Health Local Health Network, Yorke Lower North
||Northern Areas Council Youth Advisory Committee
|Kura Yerlo Inc
||Adelaide Hills Council
|Port Pirie Youth Sector Network
||Alexandrina Council and City Of Victor Harbor
|District Council of Orroroo Carrieton
||City of Playford
|Tumby Bay Youth Advisory Committee
||Clare and Gilbert Valleys Council
|District Council of Lower Eyre Peninsula
||District Council of Elliston
|Roxby Downs Council
||District Council of Mount Barker
|Berri Barmera Council
||District Council of Streaky Bay
|City of Holdfast Bay
||Mid Murray Council
|City of Mitcham
||The Town of Gawler
Education, Training and Employment (with a specific focus on transitions and pathways).
|Regional Development Australia
||City of Salisbury - Twelve25 Salisbury
||Youth Enterprise Centre
|YWCA of Adelaide
For more information about the program, please contact Kylie Maglica by clicking the email links or calling 8415 4327.
National Youth Week is an Australian Government, State, Territory and Local Government Initiative.
Youthbeyondblue is a proud supporter of National Youth Week in South Australia.