Western Australia Minister for Youth Donna Faragher
National Youth Week Grants Now Open
Victor P Taffa
Youth Minister Donna Faragher today announced that grants of up to $1,000 are available to community organisations and local government authorities to organise activities for the 2011 National Youth Week.
Mrs. Faragher said National Youth Week was celebrated annually with a myriad of activities across Australia to raise awareness of youth issues and to highlight the many achievements of young people.
The 2011 National Youth Week will run from April 1-10.
“It is vital that our young people remain connected with their communities in a positive way.” the Minister said.
“The Department for Communities, Office for Youth is providing support for community groups and local governments to assist them celebrate their young people.”
“National Youth Week is just one way that we, as a community, can acknowledge the achievements, creativity and enthusiasm of our young people; offer them support by sharing information; and involve them in planning their own celebrations.”
Mrs Faragher congratulated Lia Ursich of Mount Claremont on being selected as the Young Member for Western Australia for 2011.
“Lia will represent WA on the National Planning Group, which plans and manages National Youth Week.” the Minister said.
Lia is currently the chair and media liaison officer of the Perth Youth Advisory Council; co-chair and Youth Ambassador of the Inspire Foundation, whose mission is to help young people lead happier lives; and co-State leader for the Public Transition Project, a national project that consults with young people and professionals on issues that affect the community.