Youth Week ideas wanted

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CALL­ING all cre­atives.

The state govern­ment is search­ing for new ideas to help shape next year’s Vic­to­rian Youth Week.

The flag­ship event will bring to­gether hun­dreds of groups from across the state to cel­e­brate Vic­to­ria’s youth.

Min­is­ter for Youth Af­fairs Jenny Mikakos en­cour­aged lo­cal gov­ern­ments, com­mu­nity or­gan­i­sa­tions and schools to send in pro­pos­als for the 10-day cel­e­bra­tion, with grants of up to $2,000 avail­able.

A record $220,000 is up for grabs to sup­port young people in plan­ning and de­liv­er­ing events, pro­mot­ing a pos­i­tive im­age of young people and pro­vid­ing op­por­tu­ni­ties for young people to ex­press their ideas and be heard in the com­mu­nity.

More than 100 events and ac­tiv­i­ties took place dur­ing the in­au­gu­ral Vic­to­rian Youth Week this year, in­clud­ing art ex­hi­bi­tions, mu­si­cal per­for­mances, cul­tural cel­e­bra­tions, and fo­rums on men­tal health, iden­tity and other spe­cial­ist top­ics.

“It was a fan­tas­tic cel­e­bra­tion of our youth and their tal­ents,’’ Member for north­ern Vic­to­ria Mark Gepp said.

“We want next year’s events to be even big­ger and bet­ter, so I urge the lo­cal coun­cil and lo­cal or­gan­i­sa­tions to ap­ply for fund­ing so we can cel­e­brate our young people.”

For more in­for­ma­tion, visit youth­cen­

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