THE City of Whittlesea has organised a range of events and projects for young people to help celebrate Youth Week 2020.
Youth Week was postponed from earlier this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and has taken on a different look.
The event has been reimagined as a month-long festival for people aged between 10 and 25.
Youth Week 2020 officially began on November 15 and will conclude on December 15.
Council representatives encouraged young people from across the City of Whittlesea to come together to celebrate, share ideas and build connections.
Council’s Baseline youth services team, which has engaged young people online throughout 2020 to promote resilience and build supportive communities, will be involved in the festival.
Among the events on offer are a FreeZa course designed for those who want to enter the music industry; Adulting for Beginners workshops covering life skills such as budgeting and how to create an effective resume; Focusing on Hope, a platform for young people to learn new skills in photography and address issues about gender equity; mental wellbeing workshops; and a forum with young environmental activist Chrissy Downes.
Council’s Baseline team aims to support, facilitate and advocate for the needs and rights of young people from all backgrounds and abilities in the municipality, provide for their wellbeing and assist in fulfilling their aspirations.
Baseline welcomes young people, parents, teachers and interested community members who want to learn more about council’s vision for how young people can thrive within the City of Whittlesea.
More information about youth events, including links to book sessions, is available at www.whittlesea.vic.gov.au/arts-events-recreation/things-to-see-and-do/youth-events.