A drop-in youth centre for young people aged 12 - 18 years of age in the Tamworth area. The Youthie is operated by the Tamworth Regional Council and offers a variety of recreational, sports, technology, arts and music based activities.
Submitted by The Youthie on Tue, 06/18/2013 - 16:48
Australian Drug Foundation new resource gets parents talking
A national first, the Australian Drug Foundation has launched a new resource today: a site that is helping parents to have ‘The Other Talk’ with their children about alcohol and other drugs.
The new resource, www.theothertalk.org.au is a first port of call for families, with information that can make having The Other Talk easier and marks the beginning of Drug Action Week (16-21 June). John Rogerson, CEO of the Australian Drug Foundation, commented:
“The Australian Drug Foundation has been working closely with parent groups who have told us they want one place with all the information about alcohol and other drugs. Parents are familiar with the talk about sex, now it’s time to have The Other Talk. We all want our children to grow up healthy, and having The Other Talk can help prevent future problems.”
Research shows that one in five 16 and 17 year olds drink risky amounts of alcohol at least once a month and 36% of 12-17 year olds drink to get drunk every time they consume alcohol.* Parents are the greatest influence on their teenagers: they can deter adolescent drinking and play a vital role in drug prevention. In partnership with schools and the community, families and parents can prevent, delay or reduce the risks of harmful drug use in their young people.
“The facts have changed, we know more about the effects of alcohol and other drugs and they are more harmful than previously thought. Young people’s brains are still developing and drinking early can cause irreparable damage.”
“Drugs are often still a taboo subject within families. We want to make it easier for parents to feel comfortable enough to initiate the conversation about alcohol and drugs, and feeling informed is a big part of that.”
“Our new initiative provides parents with all the information they need so they feel able to talk openly with their kids about alcohol and drugs.”
‘The Other Talk’ initiative also features a YouTube advertisement and will run across print, radio and social media.
Submitted by The Youthie on Sat, 06/08/2013 - 12:56
The first funding round for the Creative Young Stars program is now open for applications!
The Creative Young Stars program will make grants available for Federal Members of Parliament (MPs) to provide financial assistance for students and young people (25 years and under) to participate in artistic, cultural, academic or community based activities, events or training. Grants of $500 are available for individuals and grants of $3000 are available for groups of six or more members.
There are four broad categories of activity that will be supported under the program: • creative and performing arts • cultural activities • academic endeavour • school and community achievement.
Eligible school students and young people (25 years and under) can apply for grants under this program. If you are under 18 years, you will need a parent or guardian to apply on your behalf.
Applications close at 5pm AEST on Friday, 21 June 2013.
Submitted by The Youthie on Thu, 06/06/2013 - 15:53
Have your say on two important youth issues – youth homelessness and youth mental health
The Australian Youth Forum (AYF) is keen to hear from young people on the issues of youth homelessness and youth mental health.
The AYF encourages young people to get involved in public discussion and gives them the opportunity to make sure their ideas are considered in the development of Australian public policy, programs or projects.
The AYF will use the feedback received from young people to produce an AYF report on each issue. The report will be provided to the Australian Government and posted on the AYF website.
Check out the AYF website for more information and to have a say.
This issue, unleash magazine takes a look at how to get involved.
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Submitted by The Youthie on Fri, 10/19/2012 - 16:17
YOUNG PEOPLE’S ADVISORY COMMITTEE
CALL FOR NOMINATIONS
Nominations are invited for the 2013 NSW Youth Week Young People’s Advisory Committee (YPAC).
The Youth Week Young People’s Advisory Committee is a sub-committee of the NSW Advisory Council (YAC). It is responsible for providing advice on the management and operation of Youth Week 2013 in NSW.
Becoming a member of the YPAC is an opportunity for young people who have been part of planning or organising Youth Week events and activities in their local community, to have their say on how Youth Week is run at a state level.
To be a member of this committee, young people need to live in NSW and be aged between 12 and 25 years old. They will need to be available to attend at least three meetings in Sydney and also participate in teleconferences. If the young person lives outside Sydney, costs associated with attending meetings will be met by the NSW Government.
The YPAC is involved in planning Youth Week at a state level by: • Judging the Youth Week in NSW Design Competition • Participating in the development of the marketing strategy, including a launch event • Advising on strategies to increase the level of participation of young people across the state and in their local area. • Judging the Local Government Youth Week Awards
Youth Week Coordinators and local Youth Week Committees are invited to nominate a young person from their Local Government Area (LGA) who was involved in the organising and planning of Youth Week 2012 to be a member of the YPAC planning Youth Week 2013 in NSW. To nominate a young person please complete the Nomination Form attached. Please ensure the young person has accepted the nomination by having them sign the form and return by close of business, Friday 26 October 2012 to: