Held a Youth Worker Practice Network member session, focussing on the Core Values of Youth Work
Met with ATODA and MHCC regarding partnership for Training & Professional Development Calendar
Attended the CYFSP Practice Leaders Meeting
Met with steering group for the National Youth Week Festival
Held a General Youth Coalition Forum on Violence
Participated in teleconference regarding ILC National Readiness Grants
Attended Leadership Development Training
News from the Youth Coalition
This year, The Youth Coalition of the ACT are holding a festival at Harrison School, on Friday 31 March (Week 9).
The festival provides an opportunity for students to connect with a range of services and people who will be able to support them. Many youth programs and community services will be involved, as well as other schools, sporting groups and community groups.
Youth Homelessness Matters Day (YHMD) is the only national campaign aimed at raising awareness and understanding of youth homelessness in Australia.
YHMD will be held during National Youth Week on Wednesday 5th April 2017.
The ACT YHMD event will involve a live street art pop up, created by an artist in collaboration with young people, in an effort to raise the profile of youth homelessness. There will also be a free BBQ and live music by young people.
- Held a Youth Worker Practice Network member session on 'Harm Minimisation'
- Met with members of the Community Participation Group, CSD regarding National Youth Week
- Launched the seeding grants program for National Youth Week
- Attended the CYFSP Workforce Development Subcommittee meeting
- Held a meeting of the Multicultural Youth Affairs Network ACT Reference Group
- Attended a briefing meeting about the new Specialist Youth Mental Health Outreach Team
- Young people and gambling project met with a representative with ClubsACT
The Youth Coalition of the ACT is hosting the first general forum for 2017. The forum will be held next Thursday 2 March, at 9:30 am.
31 March - 9 April 2017
National Youth Week is a celebration of young people (aged 12 - 25), and acknowledges the achievements, vitality and strength of young people, and their positive contribution to our community.
There are many ways you can get involved in National Youth Week in the ACT:
Hosted the Youth Housing and Homelessness Forum
Met with the Youth Homelessness Matters Day Committee
Met with CREATE Foundation
Attended Joint Pathways meeting
Attended CYFSP Agency Directors meeting
Attended Families ACT Middle Years Forum
Attended UC O-Week Market Day
2016 was another big year for the Youth Coalition! We would like to thank our members and stakeholders for continuing to engage and support our work. We look forward to working with you all again in 2017, but first we wanted to share some of our big achievements from the last 12 months:
Held first meeting for 2017 Youth Coalition Board
Hosted a meeting of the Youth Homelessness Matters Day 2017 Committee
Attended Leadership Development Training Session
Met with ACTCOSS about Rate Canberra Survey
The Young People and Gambling Project Team met with a representative from the Casino to talk about engagement with young people
The Youth Coalition has released a calendar of key events we are running for the first half of 2017.
- Youth Worker Practice Network Member Training Sessions
- Youth Coalition General Forums
- Youth Housing & Homelessness Forums
- Special Events & Training
Please see attached for details.