In 2013 National Youth Week was held from 5 to 14 April themed Be Active. Be Happy. Be you. The ACT hosted 60 diverse events during National Youth Week. Each event provided significant exposure of National Youth Week throughout the ACT Community.
National Youth Week is a joint Australian Government, State, Territory and Local Government and Beyondblue initiative. The Australian Government Department of Education, Employment and Work Place Relations (DEEWR) is responsible for the co-ordination of National Youth Week across Australia. The Community Services Directorate (the Directorate) in partnership with the Youth Coalition of the ACT (the Coalition) co-ordinate NYW in the ACT.
At a glance!
Official Launch of National Youth Week: ACT Jnr Amateur Cook Off- "If you can’t take the heat, then get out of the Kitchen!" 5 April 2013.
The ACT Government, 3seeds and Fyshwick Fresh Food Markets launched National Youth Week at ACT Jnr Amateur Cook Off
60 ACT school students battled it out throughout National Youth Week to be the next big thing in the kitchen! 3seeds, Fyshwick Fresh Food Markets.
National Youth Week Festival: 5 April 2013
This Festival Featured young performers, artists and musicians; youth and community service stalls, competitions and lots of activities. Presented by the Youth Coalition, ACT Government young Canberrans, and the ACT Youth Sector. Garema Place, civic.
Us Folk Magazine Presents- The Young Ones: 9-14 April
In association with National Youth Week, Us Folk magazine presented The Young Ones – an exhibition showcasing the work of emerging Canberra artists and photographers. The exhibitors are all aged 25 and under. The works featured in The Young Ones are representative of the rich diversity of styles in Canberra’s arts scene. The exhibition celebrated the high level of skill and creativity of young people in this city.
AMF Bowling - Belconnen 9 April 2013 & Tuggeranong 10 April 2013
50 young people gathered together for this free event during National Youth Week which included a free bowling pass and shoe hire for young people with disabilities and a sibling, friend or carer.
Skate-it-Out: 11 April 2013
Skate it out 2013 saw 180 young people grab a free ice skating pass and skate hire and took to the ice skating it out to some serious tunes by local DJ’s!
Presented by the Youth InterACT, ACT Youth Advisory Council and the ACT National Youth Week Young Member and Phillip Swimming and Ice Skating Centre.
Youth InterACTion: 12 April 2013
Youth InterACT presented a fun engaging recreational and skill based workshops that encourage personal development, confidence and artistic expression. Ainslie Arts Centre, Braddon. 100 young peolpe tried there hand at workshops like Colour Your World: Intro to Street Art, Origami, Drama and Life Skills Development, Kulture Break: Hip Hop /Funk, Drumming, Warehouse Circus, DJ Work shop-PCYC and Thriller Dance Workshops.
Lanyon Youth Festival 12 April 2013
The YWCA hosted a rockin Youth Festival with free live music, activities, BBQ, artwork and photography by local young people on display. 22 Sidney Nolan Street, Condor.
Need to be Told: 13 April
2013Centenary Youth Week Celebration-Centenary of Canberra presented New York hip-hop artist Baba Israel taking the stage with MC Trey from Sydney. Artists transformed Civic from chalk to spray, paint to pen, with plenty of space for young people to leave their mark, talks on climate change, poverty and other global issues highighted the voice of young people. Civic Square.
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Battle of Belcompton! 14 April 2013
A Freestyle BMX Jam held at Canberra’s most popular Skate Park Belconnen, The Jam displayed the talent of Canberra’s BMX youth as well as encouraging beginners to participate all in the name of fun! Prizes were awarded not so much for the best riders, But simply for participants having ago and enjoying themselv