The Y NSW is inviting young people across the state to connect at the Y this Youth Week with a raft of free opportunities storming the state.
Youth Week runs from April 16 to 24 in NSW. The 2021 theme is “together more than ever.”
A number of Y NSW run recreation centres and pools will offer free access to gyms for young people throughout the week and $0 joining fee for fitness (or Teen Gym) memberships for those who choose to opt into the Y NSW community with an ongoing membership.
In addition, Y Spaces in metro and regional NSW will come alive with activities and connection.
Y NSW Acting CEO Bridgette Godden said this year Youth Week will truly be something special.
“The past 12 months have been incredibly challenging, especially for young people. For the Y NSW the pandemic saw doors to our recreation facilities closed for months on end and our hallmark youth programs like Youth Parliament and Streetgym placed on pause,” Mrs Godden said.
“As part of the oldest and largest youth organisation in the world, the Y NSW is premised on the absolute centrality of community connection to individual wellbeing. We know that opportunities to connect face-to-face are an absolute priority for young people coming out of the pandemic and so in Youth Week we’re ensuring that is exactly what we offer.
“We are absolutely pumped to see our smiling communities reunited once again to celebrate the power, resilience and tenacity of our state’s inspiring young people.”
Young people are invited to connect at the Y and come together at the following events:
- Y Bankstown City 50th birthday celebrations, YMCA Bankstown City, Sunday April 18, 11am-3pm
- Y Space Pop Up, Parramatta Westfield, Shop 2168, Level 2
- Visual Culture: Collage Workshop, Saturday April 17. 2.30-4.30pm
- Graphic Design workshop, Thursday April 22, 3.30-5.30pm
- Flower Crown Workshop Thursday April 29, 3.30-5.30pm
Cooma (in partnership with Snowy Monaro Regional Council)
- Skate Park Jam, Cooma Skate Park, Friday April 16, 2.30pm
- Support & Advocacy, The Hub, 39-41 Vale St Cooma, Friday April 16 and 24, 9am-5pm
- Youth Homelessness Matters Day, Monday April 19, 4.30-8.30pm
- Berridale Skate Park Event, Berridale Skate Park, Tuesday April 20, 4-6pm
- Youth Week Breakfast Program, Monaro High School (open to school students only), Thursday April 22, 8-9am
Broken Hill (in partnership with Broken Hill Regional Council)
- Skate Workshop. Duff Street Park, Monday April 19, 4-6pm
Young people are also encouraged to share what they’re up to and what Youth Week means to them with @theynsw on Instagram for the chance to win a $100 Visa Gift Card. Visit www.ymcansw.org.au/promotion/NSW-Youth-Week-21 for competition details.
Madeleine Clarke | 0400 974 816