Council is committed to building a city that is welcoming and inclusive of young people and to increase participation of and accountability to young people in our operational activities.
Dates for Youth Week 2020
3 to 7 August 2020
Youth Week in Parramatta
Youth Week in NSW is a week-long celebration held in early April each year that is organised by young people, for young people, in communities across the state.
If you’re aged between 12 -25, Youth Week is an opportunity to:
- share ideas
- attend live events
- have your voice heard on issues of concern to you
- showcase your talents
- celebrate your contribution to the community
- take part in competitions
- have fun!
Youth Week is an opportunity for young people to express their ideas and views, act on issues that affect their lives, and create and enjoy activities and events. Young people across the state are involved in planning and organising activities and events such as forums, debates, photography exhibitions, fitness activities, writing competitions, hip hop dance classes and concerts. Last year more than 100,000 young people participated in more than 900 local activities and events across NSW.
Each year City of Parramatta Council works in partnership with stakeholders (young people, service providers, schools, business) and provides support to local Youth Week projects and initiatives by resourcing the planning, development and evaluation of activities and events.
Young people in Parramatta have identified the following as on-going concerns for them;
- Youth homelessness
- Mental Health & Wellbeing
- LGBTQI equality
- Equality for people with disability
- Discrimination & Racism
- Access to accurate and timely information
Information about National Youth Week projects in New South Wales including a list of local community events and activities can be found at the Youth Week website.
Annual youth forum
To help the city become welcoming and inclusive of young people, Council runs an Annual Youth Forum. The Youth Forums are an opportunity for young people (aged 12-25 years) to engage directly with Council staff to discuss and provide feedback over Council plans and activities that are relevant to young people. The forum is held around April each year, and will be tailored for two different age groups – a session for school groups and a session for young people not in school.
For more information call the Community Capacity Building team on 9806 5138