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Youth Week 2021 is just around the corner, kicking off on Friday 16 April and running until Saturday 24 April 2021.

Youth Week is an opportunity for young people to come together and express their ideas and views, act on issues that affect their lives and create and enjoy activities and events with likeminded individuals.

Parkes Shire Council has a put together a jam-packed program for Youth Week, including a number of free workshops and events, which will run throughout the course of the week across the Parkes Shire.

The theme for this year is 'Together more than ever'. With that in mind, this year's events are focused on bringing the local youth together to learn and create in a collaborative way.

Cultural, Education & Library Services Manager Kerryn Jones said, "From banner making and illustration workshops, a chill out session with JABBA and Gracey Jones, testing your trivia knowledge at the CUC Trivia Night, a backstage experience at the Wicked production at the Parkes Little Theatre, to a Games Day, plus more - there is something for everyone in this year's program."

Please contact the Parkes Shire Library on 6861 2309 to book your place - bookings for each event are essential.

Mayor of Parkes Shire Cr Ken Keith OAM said, "One of the events we are running during Youth Week is a 'Skills for Youth Workshop', which will be held in the in the Marramarra Makerspace Studio in the Parkes Library & Cultural Centre on Monday 19 April between 4-6pm.

"The interactive workshop aims to inspire and educate 16 to 21 year old's on a range of topics, including seizing opportunities, mental health and the importance of supporting friends, resume writing and job application tips and tricks and road safety. To register your attendance, click here.

Youth Week Calendar 2021 (3)