There are innovative and creative events planned for Youth Week 2021

CELEBRATING OUR FUTURE GENERATION: The Oberon Youth Council were excited to take part in a range of activities in 2019, and now Youth Week is back bigger than ever in 2021. Photo: Oberon Council.
CELEBRATING OUR FUTURE GENERATION: The Oberon Youth Council were excited to take part in a range of activities in 2019, and now Youth Week is back bigger than ever in 2021. Photo: Oberon Council.

Youth Week is a celebration of young people in every state and territory across the country, and while Youth Week 2020 suffered during the COVID outbreak, this year the week-long celebration is back with a bang. While there are many events and activities happening across the region, Oberon Council, along with community groups, have organised some great workshops and events to not only celebrate Youth Week, but also provide some useful information.

A series of 'How To Adult' workshops will run on April 17 and 18 at the Black Springs Community Hall. Tickets can be booked via Eventbrite on https://www.eventbrite.com.au/.../how-to-adult-workshop and return transportation will be provided to participants from Oberon to Black Springs.

The event includes many different workshops that can benefit youth transition into adulthood such as:

  • #moneyinmoneyout- Tips to budget better and plan for the future
  • #wellbeing- 'Asking for a friend" wellbeing session presented by lifeline
  • #feedyourface- Learn to cook a basic meal
  • #vroomvroom- Learn how to change a tyre and basic car maintenance skills.
  • #careeroptions- What direction do you want to take.

There will also be a fantastic dinner to celebrate both Youth Week and the Seniors Festival on April 17. The 'We Are All In This Together' dinner is a reminder that the community is made up of a wide range of people, that should always help each other when needed and work together for a better future for all. The dinner will be held at the Malachi Gilmore Hall for dinner at 6pm. Tickets are only $10 per person, however bookings are essential as numbers are limited. For more details or bookings contact Council Community Services 02 6329 8100 or email community@oberon.nsw.gov.au.

On April 22 Oberon Library will host a Youth Week Gaming Night. Running from 3:30pm to 7:30pm, there will be an assortment of requested multi-player themed computer and board games. Computers in the Library and CTC areas will be set up for gaming purposes, with free pizza served at the end of the session. Bookings are essential, contact Oberon Library on 02 6329 8220.

Of course it's not just Oberon celebrating Youth Week. Across NSW, a whole range of events will occur including live music, a skate party, an escape room experience and movie marathons. NSW Advocate for Children and Young People, Zoë Robinson, said they were really looking forward to celebrating Youth Week in NSW from April 16 to 24.

"Youth Week is a great opportunity for young people to come together, take part and have fun with their peers by participating in one or more of the hundreds of events taking place across the state."

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