We are excited to be celebrating Youth Week in April and sharing the achievements and contributions of our local young people. Youth Week is also a great week to engage with young people in our community and share with them the services and supports available to them. During Youth Week we will be hosting two events on the Coast as well as attending and sharing our services at many other events.

One of the events, we are co-hosting along with Wynyard-Waratah Council and Rural Health, is a Youth festival and Job expo on the 10th of April. The event is being held in Wynyard and we hope to get as many service providers and businesses involved as possible with an interactive stall. If you would like to get involved, please contact us directly on 6431 9552 or fill out the attached stall holder booking form. Through getting involved you will have the opportunity to showcase your service, and engage and inspire a large youth audience.

Youth Festival and Jobs Expo Wynyard stall booking form 2019

For seven year’s Devonport’s premier Youth Week event has been Reclaim the Lane – a youth music & arts festival developed by local youth and celebrating youth culture.

With the event’s growth and also some changes in the City of Devonport this event will be re-born in 2019 with a change of venue. The event in 2019 will be hosted at Providore Place, which is centrally located among Devonport’s area of recent developments that also includes the Gallery, LINC, local eateries and a civic precinct. By moving this highly popular youth event into the recently developed part of Devonport, we will be demonstrating that the area is for young people too.

The title for the re-born event is Embrace the Place. It will be delivered in partnership by YFCC and Devonport City Council.

Embrace the Place will provide an opportunity for young people aged 12 to 25 to express their ideas and views, and create and enjoy entertainment. The event will also provide a platform for young people to engage with the broader community & showcase various elements of youth culture.

The event contains relevant & engaging stalls from local youth service providers, but also a variety of the entertainment and stalls are local young people. This will include local musicians performing onstage, art demonstrations and local clubs or groups of young people who are working towards a greater cause.