Let's Celebrate YOUth

Published on Friday, 24 March 2023 at 10:15:47 AM

Calling all young people aged between 12 and 17 in the Shire of Mundaring, it’s time to celebrate YOUth.

In recognition of Youth Week, young people are invited to the Shire’s ‘Let’s Celebrate YOUth’ event at the Swan View Youth Centre, Brown Park, on Friday 21 April.

This free event will see the Shire, along with Helping Minds and Foodbank run a range of fun cooking, art and mental health workshops from 10am to 2pm.

Shire President James Martin said the Shire was proud to support young people in the community through its various initiatives.

“In 2021, 12.3 per cent of the population in the shire was aged 10 to 19 years old,” he said.

“The Shire is always looking at ways we can support and promote our young people.”

“The Let’s Celebrate YOUth event is a chance for us to celebrate the contribution our young people make to our community.”

The Shire also helps to support young people and their activities through its Community Funding Program.

Shire supports young people

Cr Martin said over the past five years the Shire has supported young people by awarding 88 Youth Grants to the total value of $14,300.

“These grants have helped a number of young people to represent their club or institution at events and activities.

“A further $85,000 has been awarded to community groups seeking to deliver initiatives that engage young people in the Shire, through the Youth Engagement Partnership Fund,” he said.

“Youth Week is an important opportunity for us to honor young people for their talents, creativity and the positive contributions they bring to our community.”

“I encourage young people to come along with their friends. There will be light snacks provided and for those who don’t want to participate in the activities, there will also be a chill zone to hang out in.”

Youth Week 2023

Youth Week runs from Friday 14 to Friday 21 April.

This year’s theme ‘becoming with others we dream’ focuses on how young people can dream about a better world and use their skills to make it happen.

Event Details

Let’s Celebrate YOUth is a drug and alcohol-free event. No external food or drink permitted.

Search Let’s Celebrate YOUth via Eventbrite to register. 

For further information contact the Shire’s Community Engagement Facilitator – Youth on (08) 9290 6790 for further information.

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