Celebrate National Youth Week!

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National Youth Week officially kicks off today with thousands of events happening all over the country until April 10th; many of them run by young people for young people.

Check out what AYAC is doing to celebrate – click here!

National Youth Week: 1–10 April

National Youth Week (NYW) officially kicks off today, with thousands of events happening all over the country until 10 April; many of them run by young people, for young people.

If you don’t know what you’re doing yet during NYW, check out our calendar of events to find out what’s happening near you!

NYW around Australia

There are heaps of great NYW events happening around Australia for the next week, like the NYW party today in Brisbane, NYW launch events today in Adelaide and Canberra, the KickstART Youth Market tomorrow in Perth, Youth Rock in Sutherland in NSW this week, the Feelgood Festival in Hobart next Friday, the BIG GIG at Casuarina Pool in Darwin next Friday, and the Victorian closing event, the Epic Youth Festival next Saturday at Warrandyte Skate Park. Find out about more NYW events.

The Vines streamed live on Facebook

We’ll be bringing the action from the launch event live to the rest of the nation tomorrow (2 April), including a set from Aussie rock act The Vines! All you need to do to see The Vines play and watch your Minister for Youth, Peter Garrett, officially launch NYW, is jump onto Facebook and ‘like’ the Young Members’ NYW page.

Two weeks to go to win

Young people have until 17 April to jump on the NYW website and tell us their thoughts in 25 words or less, for the chance to win a 32GB Apple iPad in Win Free Stuff .

Calling on young Australian talent

If you’re a young unsigned musician, writer, photographer, film maker or graphic designer, or know someone who is, there’s still time to enter the National Talent Competition to win fantastic prizes. Entries close April 17.
 For all things NYW visit youthweek.com !

Own the Issue: Young people’s vision for change

As part of National Youth Week, AYAC has teamed up with Tune In Not Out to create a space where young people involved in social action and changemaking can profile their story and invite other young people to get involved.

The Own the Issue section on the Tune In Not Out website will feature videos, real stories by young people, opportunities to get involved and an overview of each group or organisation.

The new section of the website will be promoted online by AYAC and Tune In Not Out and will remain live during 2011.

To get involved or find out more check out the ‘Own the Issue: Young People’s Vision for Change’ page