Youth Week 2022 #
Youth Week is the largest celebration of young people in Tasmania. It provides an opportunity for young people aged 12-25 to be heard, celebrated, and to have fun. The 2022 theme, 'Youth: Next Gen' recognises Tasmania’s future – the next generation of young leaders, changemakers, influencers and visionaries who are shaping our State.
Centacare Evolve Housing’s annual youth week event was first created in 2021 after the team discovered that nobody was celebrating our talented young people who contribute to local community wellbeing.
“There is a lot of stigma about youth and we wanted to do something positive and challenge the view” says Elise, Centacare Evolve Housing Community Wellbeing Officer.
we partnered with local 11 youth and community organisations in the area to provide access, exposure, and opportunity to fun healthy activities to get involved in. The BMX bikes were a great hit and a special thanks to Southern City BMX for providing the free bikes and lessons.
Over 110 young people braved the icy weather and wind to join us and participate in activities by Southern City BMX, Bridgewater PCYC, Deadly Choices, Bridgewater Library, Create Crew, Salvation Army, Kombi Krew, Kutalayna Collective, Adventure Patch, CFC and many more. A big thank you to everyone involved in making this event happen, in particular Youth Network of Tasmania (YNOT) for the grant funding.
“We wanted to shine a light on emerging young leaders and the talent that exists in community. ” says Christina, Centacare Evolve Housing Community Wellbeing Manager.
Visit Centacare Evolve Housing’s Facebook page to view more photos and receive updates on our upcoming events.