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National Youth Week 2015 events now online

2015-04-02

National Youth Week 2015 is fast approaching with more than 130 events planned throughout South Australia from Friday, 10 April.

A calendar of South Australian events is now available at www.officeforyouth.sa.gov.au.

Youth Minister Zoe Bettison said the week aims to inspire 12 to 25-year-olds to share their ideas and find their voice.

"National Youth Week is Australia's biggest celebration of young people and South Australia leads the way with a great range of festivities to mark the event," Ms Bettison said.

"It's a wonderful opportunity to highlight young people's talents and achievements, and to provide them with an opportunity to share their ideas."

The 2015 theme - It Starts With Us - recognises the different cultures and backgrounds of young Australians. This year's festival launch is at the Parks Theatre on Friday, 10 April.

"The launch will be a massive all-day festival and we want young South Australians to go along, support this exciting event and have a great time," she said.

"It will feature the unveiling of art and film projects, youth market stalls, buskers and bands, food trucks, sporting and theatrical demonstrations, dancing and a flash mob."

The State Government has provided $123,000 for the more than 130 events being held across metropolitan and regional South Australia.

"These fun, interactive activities give local communities a chance to come together to celebrate the positive contributions that young people make every day," she said.

"We want as many young people as possible to participate in the array of events, activities and performances that have been organised by their peers.

"This interactive online calendar gives all community groups and organisations hosting events a way to let young people know what's on."

Go to www.officeforyouth.sa.gov.au or Facebook page www.facebook.com/NYWSA.

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