The voices of children and young people are front and centre for Youth Week 2021 with representatives from the NSW Government taking to the streets to hear from local youth.
Member for Oatley, Mark Coure, was delighted to host the Minister for Families, Communities and Disability Services, Gareth Ward, at the 3Bridges Youth Zone in Hurstville.
“It was an honour to have Minister Ward here in Hurstville to listen and chat to our local youth about our nearby facilities, events and NSW Government initiatives,” Mr Coure said.
“Youth Week gives young people the opportunity to lead exciting new events in the community which provides a platform for them to connect with others, develop new skills and most importantly, to have fun.”
The NSW Government has contributed more than $335,000 to councils across the State to run Youth Week events in 2021.
In 2019, an estimated 83,900 young people participated in more than 740 events statewide.
Minister Ward said, “the NSW Government is building a safer and stronger NSW. We are working hard to elevate the voices of young people across the State.”
“Young people faced a number of hurdles during the pandemic and they were quick to adapt. These Youth Week events are a credit to the resilience of young people.”
Minister for Mental Health, Regional Youth and Women, Bronnie Taylor said, “Youth Week is an opportunity for young people to get involved in their community and to advocate on issues that are close to their heart.”
“Young people are the future of our regional communities and I encourage them to get involved in local activities and events this week.”
Youth Week will be celebrated across NSW from Friday 16 April to Sunday 25 April.
For more information about Youth Week and events running across the State, please visit www.youthweek.nsw.gov.au