Youth have a say on ser­vices

Pilbara News - - News - Court­ney Fowler

■ Lo­cal youth are en­cour­aged to take part in a sur­vey that will shape events and ac­tiv­i­ties of­fered to young peo­ple over the next year.

Run by the City of Kar­ratha, the sur­vey aims to gauge is­sues fac­ing youth in our towns with in­for­ma­tion to struc­ture fu­ture youth pro­gram­ming.

City of Kar­ratha Mayor Pe­ter Long said the sur­vey pro­vided an op­por­tu­nity to dis­cuss events and ac­tiv­i­ties youth would like to see the City of­fer in the fu­ture.

“We run a fan­tas­tic youth ser­vices pro­gram here in the City that pro­vides a wealth of ac­tiv­i­ties and events for young peo­ple to en­joy, and of­ten at no cost,” he said.

“In or­der to con­tinue grow­ing this pro­gram and keep what we of­fer rel­e­vant to youth in the com­mu­nity we have to make sure young peo­ple can tell us what af­fects them and what they’d like to see here next.

“Grow­ing up isn’t al­ways easy and we want to make sure our youth ser­vices, The Youth Shed in Kar­ratha and The Base in Wick­ham, pro­vide en­ter­tain­ment and sup­port for young peo­ple out­side of their school, work and home lives.”

Any­one aged be­tween 11 and 25 is en­cour­aged to com­plete the on­line sur­vey, which in­cludes lo­cal youth ask­ing ques­tions through video clips.

All youth who take part have the op­por­tu­nity to en­ter the draw to win a moun­tain bike.

The Youth Sur­vey can be com­pleted at The Youth Shed or The Base or on­line at www.kar­ratha.wa.gov.au/ youth-shed.

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