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Whitsunday Regional Council Mayor Jenny Whitney said National Youth Week (NYW) is thelargest celebration of young people in Australia.
“Thousands of young people aged 12-25 from across Australia get involved in NYW each year,which runs from 4-13 April 2014,” she said.
“The theme for National Youth Week 2014 is ‘Our Voice. Our Impact.’ It was chosen by the Young Members of the National Planning Group following broad consultation with young people from across Australia.
“The theme encourages young people to voice their opinions and to participate positively in thefuture.
“There are lots of action packed free activities for youth in the whole Whitsunday area hosted bythe Whitsunday and Bowen PCYC’s, Proserpine Youthspace and Collinsville Youth Coalition.
“Locally, the week will also feature; dance parties including the new idance system, laser skirmish, tie dying, games tournaments, excursions to the Fire Station and a community event in Proserpine ‘Connect 2014’ brought to you by Councils Youth Committee Y Factor.
“The Connect 2014 is a FREE community event in Proserpine during National Youth Week onWednesday 9th April 10am-4pm at the Uniting Church Hall, Proserpine.
“The positive mental health mini expo is open to everyone in the community and will provideinformation on local support services, volunteer organizations and recreational opportunities tosupport good mental health.
“There will be entertainment, music, kids game, sausage sizzle courtesy of Proserpine Lions and a Zumba ® Fitness display with Jacqui.
“This is a great opportunity for the community to connect with services and recreational clubs and support an initiative of local youth in celebration of National Youth Week 2014,” she said.
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