Albany youth celebrated in week of fun activities

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Albany Youth Advisory Council members Jazmine Reeves, Harriet Varden, Joy Alaouze, Kore Ford, the City of Albany's Lesley Yates, and Jade Ascott-Cunningham.
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Youth Week is all about celebrating Albany’s younger generations and what they bring to the region.

The Statewide celebration, which runs from April 9-16, will be in full swing in Albany, with a full program of activities, live shows and workshops.

This year’s theme is Our Path, with the City of Albany’s events to focus on young people coming together in the community to have fun and be empowered.

Aimed at people aged 10-25, one of the star events is scheduled for April 10 at Eyre Park, where the Cloudy with a Chance of Music festival will fill the venue with music, creative workshops, markets and more.

The Youth Advisory Committee has been working to deliver the events.

Other highlights include the Best Foot Forward workshop, presented by headspace, which will offer advice on resumes, interviews and other job preparation skills.

“Giving our young people recognition of the important role they play within our community is important for their positive mental health, interaction with the City of Albany, and ensuring that our city offer young people stimulating and exciting events and opportunities to keep them motivated,” City of Albany youth development officer Lesley Yates said.

“The young people of Albany represent an incredibly diverse, passionate and switched on group of people whose ideas, input and options matter and offer us a different perspective on issues, projects and initiatives.”

For details of Youth Week activities, visit bit.ly/3wfCGCQ.

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