Listening to Upper Harbour youth
Upper Harbour teens are encouraging young people to come together to raise their voices in support of youth.
Hearing Everyday Youth (HEY), also known as the Upper Harbour Local Board Youth Caucus, are holding a slam poetry event this Sunday in celebration of Youth Week 2017.
Year 13 Upper Harbour Local Board Youth Caucus chairperson Amy Irvine said the forum was an opportunity for youth to have a go at spoken word poetry and speak their mind.
‘‘It’s meant to be a really nice atmosphere for youth to come in, let their voices be heard in the theme of Youth Week and then also get kind of a connection in the community,’’ she said.
Youth can sign up in advance to speak, and there will be an open mic forum on the day.
The youth caucus has around 12 members and meets at Youthline in Albany once a fortnight. For the second half of the year, the group are planning a youth market and photography competition.
HEY also presented the findings of a youth engagement survey to the Upper Harbour Local Board in May.
Upper Harbour Local Board Youth Caucus chairperson Amy Irvine and deputy Anamitra Nair.