A celebration of young people

Lake Macquarie’s young people will come together at a range of exciting events, from live music and art installations to an outdoor obstacle course, as part of Youth Week, from April 13 to 22.

This year, Lake Macquarie City Council is supporting eight Youth Week events across the City, which aim to give local young people a platform to express their ideas and views, act on issues that affect their lives, and, importantly, enjoy themselves.

Council’s Manager Community Planning, Wes Hain, said the 10-day program includes a wide range of activities from live events, creative workshops, and sporting and fitness activities hosted by Lake Macquarie PCYC, Lake Macquarie High School, and more.

“Youth Week encourages young people to showcase their talents, celebrate their contribution to the community and have fun,” Mr Hain said.

Youth Week aims to achieve young people’s active involvement in the coordination of activities, which raise the issues, ideas and concerns of young people aged 12-24, increase the community’s awareness of young people and the issues that are important to them; and highlight young people’s contributions to the community.

To find a Youth Week event happening near you, visit lakemac.com.au.