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Youth in Focus

Posted Friday 26 April 2013youth mini

2013 has kicked off with a bang for Youth Services in Mosman!

Council’s Youth team has been working on the delivery of a range of new activities during drop-in at the Youth Development Centre and numbers of young people visiting the Centre are growing. New faces are always welcome. One new face is Hayley, the lucky winner of an iPad mini and one of many young Mosman residents who completed the Youth Survey this year. Results from the Youth Survey will be available at the end of May.

National Youth Week 2013 (NYW) was launched with the annual music festival Shorefest, which featured a line-up of local and internationally touring bands. A number of young Mosman residents were able to volunteer to help with the event, and despite some bad weather the crowd enjoyed the day. For the first time, NYW was celebrated with a series of after school activities including grass-skiing, hula hooping and pizza making at the Youth Development Centre.

New youth volunteering programs will begin in early May. They will focus on sustainability in Mosman, live music and global citizenship. These programs are open to all Mosman residents aged 12–24 and are a great way for Duke of Edinburgh participants to complete their service component. Planning is also underway for the popular Girls and Guys Nights In and Friday Nights Out programs. The monthly Saturday Youth Group, a recreational group for young people with a disability continues and prospective members and their parents are encouraged to contact Youth Services staff for more information.

Council will shortly be instigating a to ensure young people have a voice in Mosman. Membership of the Forum will be advertised and young people from the ages of 15 to 25 are encouraged to apply.

The Mosman Youth Art Prize and are now open. Receipting day for the Art Prize is Tuesday 21 May and closing date for entries in the Youth Awards in Literature is Friday 31 May.

All the latest information on the wide range of services and opportunities available for young people is now accessible through the youth Facebook page. Keep an eye also on this website where information for parents, such as parent forums (like ), is kept regularly updated.