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Celebrating Young Western Australians

07 APR 2021

Youth Week WA is the biggest celebration of young people in Western Australia. This year’s theme is Our Path. Inspired by wayfinding stars, it acknowledges the convergence of our individual paths to form a community and where we are now, while questioning how we are going to move forward.

Youth Week WA is an annual state-wide celebration of the positive contributions of young people to our community throughout Western Australia. More than 100 events take place across the state each year, many of which have received a Youth Week WA grant provided by the State Government of Western Australia through the Department of Communities.

We are like constellations, interlinked together, united, and ready to create our path. 

Youth Week WA, facilitated by the Department of Communities and Propel, is an opportunity for the Western Australian community to showcase and celebrate the incredible and talented young people who are helping to form and broaden paths.

In Mission Australia’s 2020 Youth Survey, equity and discrimination, the impacts of Covid-19, and mental health were the top concerns for young people in Australia. You can read more about the survey result here. The survey only highlights the need for the community to come together to support young people and enable them to connect with the community.

It is highly important for young people feel connected with those around to help overcome or reduce the likelihood of facing mental health challenges. Youth Week WA is more than just a week to celebrate young people, it helps create connection.

Propel Youth Art’s Youth Week WA KickstART Festival is a week-long state-wide celebration of young creatives aged between 12 and 26. KickstART Festival 2021 kicks off with Festival Day on Saturday, 10 April and continues through to Friday, 16 April where there are a range of free performances, forums and collaborative workshops that celebrate the artistry and backgrounds of WA’s young creatives. Find out more and what’s on at the festival here.

If you’re based regionally and you’re wanting to get involved, there are events happening all across Western Australia. Take look at your local council’s website or here for more information.

We know that many young people are struggling. You are not alone; we are here to listen and support you. If you need support, please call 13 11 14 to talk to one of our caring Telephone Crisis Support volunteers.