National Youth Week
National Youth Week (NYW) is the largest celebration of young people in Australia. Thousands of young people aged 12–25 years 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!
Dates and theme
NYW will be held from 10 to 19 April 2015 with the theme of "It starts with us."
NYW grants and expressions of Interest to host the State Launch will be available in the coming months. Watch this space for more information to come.
SA's 2015 NYW Young Member
The 2015 NYW Young Member is Maria Hull, from Salisbury.
Maria will play a pivotal role in NYW activities on a local, state and national level.
She will drive decision-making and activities that will assist in the planning, promotion, running and evaluation of the week, and also coordinate SA's social media campaign (National Youth Week in South Australia…like it!).
Maria has had significant experience in implementing and running NYW activities in both South Australia and interstate. She also is a strong advocate for young people through her participation in various youth programs, services and social media campaigns.
Maria is a member of the City of Salisbury Youth Advisory Committee and was awarded the 2014 City of Salisbury Young Citizen of the Year for her community involvement.
Maria is currently studying to become a senior secondary teacher at the University of Adelaide and working at Salisbury High School as a senior mentor and tutor.
It is with great pleasure to unveil the new colourful NYW logo which will be used from NYW 2015 and onwards. The new logo will the 'jumping man' logo which has been used since NYW was introduced nationally in 2000. The new logo was chosen by young people.
All NYW logos, block logos and branding guidelines will be avilable to funded bodies in Jauary 2015.
For more information about the program, please contact Kylie by email or call +61 8 8415 4327.