MARCH 31 - APRIL 9
(min cost $8)
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Move over millennials, it’s time to for Cowra to celebrate the new kids on the block, Generation Z.
So who are Generation Z and what defines them?
Gen Z are today’s children and teenagers.
They have never known a time without technology at their fingertips, and are typically more globally, environmentally and culturally aware than any other generation before them.
National Youth Week is here and it is the biggest celebration of young people aged 12 to 25.
The event coincides with the school holidays and running from March 31 to April 9.
In Cowra last weekend’s Colour Run was part of the activities for Youth Week and a movie screening of Sing is planned for Wednesday, April 12 at Cowra’s Premiere Cinema.
Tickets are available at the door at $6 each (adults and kids prices) with the movie starting at 11am.
Family tickets are $20.
Lucky door prizes will be up for grabs.
The Cowra Police Citizens Youth Club organises activities for the town’s youth all year round.
During the school holidays the PCYC will have plenty of activities to keep the town’s youth occupied.
For details of what’s on at the PCYC over the next couple of weeks go to their facebook page.
Cowra’s Youth Week activities are organised by young people, for young people as a chance to get together to share ideas, attend live events, showcase their talents and have fun.
It is also a time for their voices to be heard on issues that concern them and to recognise their contribution to the community.
"The sheer diversity of the projects, from sport and art to mental health and social support, is a wonderful testament to the range of skills and interests shown by young people," said Youth Minister Paul Miles.
The National Youth Week has been jointly funded with grants from the state and federal governments.
Grants of up to $2000 per event have been awarded to local government and community groups.
To be successful in their grant application, event organisers had to submit an exhaustive proposal demonstrating that their event would meet criteria such as inclusion and diversity.
Organisers had to demonstrate how young people would participate in the planning and delivery of the project, as well as how positive images of young people would be promoted by showcasing their talents, achievements and contributions to the community.
The organisers were also asked to assist young people to express their ideas and have their voices heard to develop the project. Funding has also been granted to events that raise important issues of concern to young people and explore solutions.
National Youth Week is a joint initiative of the Australian, state, territory and local governments.
If you are aged between 12-15, or know someone who is, why not go to the official Youth Week website http://www.youthweek.nsw.gov.au/ to find out more?
There is plenty of information on how you can take advantage of this great opportunity.
National Youth Week is an opportunity for young people to:
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