2013 Young Canberra Citizen of the Year Dainere and Jarrett Anthoney
Young people from across the ACT celebrated in style at the 2013 Young Canberra Citizen of the Year Awards on Friday the 15 November at the Canberra Rex Hotel, walking the red carpet, with formal photos and interviews, live entertainment from Kooky Fandango and Pablo the infamous entertainer.
Joy Burch, Minister for Disability, Children and Young People celebrated and recognised along with 250 guests the achievements of outstanding young people aged between 12 and 25 years in the ACT community. A total of 113 nominations were received this year across all six categories.
National Youth Week
National Youth Week 2014
National Youth Week (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. Planning is well under way for 2014 and young people should be excited and pumped. That’s how massive it is going to be!
So make sure you grab some mates and get out to an event or two and embrace the new NYW 2014 theme of ‘Our Voice. Our Impact.’
As we get closer to the ‘main event’ from 4-13 April, stay tuned for updates on how all of the preparations are going.
Youth Advisory Council (YAC)
The Youth Advisory Council (YAC) provides young people aged between 12 and 25 years with an opportunity to take a leading role in participation and consultation activities on issues that affect their lives; raise awareness of the aspirations, needs and concerns of young people within government and the community; and facilitate interaction between young people, the ACT Government and the wider community.
Youth InterACT Scholarships
The Youth InterACT Scholarships provide funding of up to $500 for individual young people aged 12 to 25 who wish to attend an activity of a learning capacity, sporting, conferences, personal or career development through participation in various activities, events or courses.
Youth InterACT Grants
Applications for Youth InterACT Grants round closed on the 5 July 2013.
Applications for Youth InterACT Grants round closed on the 5 July 2013.The Youth InterACT Grants aim to provide young people aged 12 to 25 or organisations who work with young people with funding to organise projects, events, activities and programs that benefit other young people in the ACT.
Youth InterACT hosted a full day of fun engaging recreational and skill based workshops for 100 young people across the ACT; each participant tried their hand at three separate 1 ½ hour workshops throughout the day. Youth InterACTion will be inclusive and accessible to all young people, providing a number of creative programs that encourage personal development, confidence and artistic expression.