The Parkes Shire is celebrating Youth Week 2021, starting today and running until Saturday, 24th April, with a program packed with free activities, workshops and events.
Youth Week is an opportunity for young people to come together and express their ideas and views, act on issues that affect their lives and create and enjoy activities and events with like-minded individuals.
The theme for this year is ‘Together more than ever’. With that in mind, this year’s events are focused on bringing the local youth together to learn and create in a collaborative way. “From banner making and illustration workshops, a chill-out session with JABBA and Gracey Jones, testing your trivia knowledge at the CUC Trivia Night, a backstage experience at the Wicked production at the Parkes Little Theatre, to a games day, plus more,” said Cultural, Education & Library Services Manager Kerryn Jones. “There is something for everyone in this year’s program.”
Mayor of Parkes Shire Cr Ken Keith OAM said: “One of the events we are running during Youth Week is a ‘Skills for Youth Workshop’, which will be held in the Marramarra Makerspace Studio in the Parkes Library & Cultural Centre on Monday, 19th April from 4 to 6pm.
“The interactive workshop aims to inspire and educate 16 to 21-year-olds on a range of topics, including seizing opportunities, mental health and the importance of supporting friends, road safety, resume writing and job application tips and tricks.
For more information on the Skills for Youth workshop or to register your attendance, contact Council’s Events Officer at firstname.lastname@example.org. Bookings are essential for all the events, please call the Parkes Shire Library on 6861 2309. For more information about the Youth Week program, visit Council’s website at www.parkes.nsw.gov.au.