Week to shine for youths

YOUTH organisations throughout the Whitsundays have been busy “living it now” as part of National Youth Week.

National Youth Week is being held between April 10 and 18 with the theme being “Live it Now.”

The week is the largest annual celebration for young people in Australia and is a unique opportunity for youths to highlight their issues and concerns and express their ideas and opinions.

Whitsunday Regional Council, Proserpine Youth Space and Whitsunday PCYC are involved in youth week – hosting various activities for local youngsters.

To open the week, Whitsunday Regional Council hosted the “Carve it Up” skate event at Cannonvale Skate Park.

Council has also run an art competition with the winners to be announced at Whitsunday Christian College this afternoon.

Proserpine Youth Space has also been in on the action, holding a trivia night on Tuesday.

Today from 4pm there will be a break dancing competition for any interested people aged between 12 and 17.

And this Saturday at Whitsunday PCYC, Open Day will be held in conjunction with National Youth Week – see Chill for more information.

Council Youth Services Officer Amanda Jensen said local businesses and service groups had been amazing in their support of the week.

“For Youth Week 2010 we are trying to encourage young people to seek support for their issues before they become too big from such agencies and websites as Whitsunday Crisis and Counselling, the Whitsunday Regional Council Youth Services, Youth Beyond Blue, Reachout.com, and Kidsline,” she said.

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