Young people to take spotlight

25 Jan 2017 Mansfield Courier, Mansfield VIC (General News) MANSFIELD shire Council will receive funding for art works to be installed at Cafe Connect. Mansfield is one of 18 youth projects across Northern Victoria which will share in nearly $40,000 in Labor Government funding to celebrate National Youth Week in March. The announcement of the funding was made by Labor Upper House member Jaclyn Symes (MLC, Northern Victoria) last week. Ms Symes said each organisation would receive up to $2000 in funding to hold community youth events. Labor is giving young people in country Victoria a chance to get together, showcase their diversity, skills and ideas, Ms Symes said. These events are a great way for us as a community to celebrate our youth, their skills and ideas. In past years, we have seen exciting activities and performances young people have put on during National Youth Week and I am sure these will be just as successful. The Labor Government is providing more than $200,000 in funding for National Youth Week grants, which recognise the contribution of young people to Victoria and celebrate their achievements. The government will also host the inaugural Youth Summit on March 31, marking the start of National Youth Week. Young people from across Victoria will attend the summit to discuss issues that matter most to them and to turn their ideas into action. The Youth Summit is one of the Victorian Governments flagship projects to engage with young people under its Youth Policy: Building Stronger Youth Engagement in Victoria. National Youth Week will run from March 31 to April 9. For more information go to Licensed by Copyright Agency. You may only copy or communicate this work with a licence