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National Youth Week

National Youth Week is an important opportunity to celebrate the achievements, vitality and strength of young people aged 12 to 25 and to acknowledge their positive contribution to our communities.

National Youth Week 2017

We funded the Queensland Police-Citizens Youth Club (PCYC) to plan and deliver National Youth Week events and activities in partnership with other community organisations throughout the state in 2017.

National Youth Week 2017 was a joint initiative of the Australian, state, territory and local governments.

National Youth Week 2017 was held from 31 March to 9 April 2017. The theme for 2017 was Be Bold, Be Brave, Be You.

National Youth Week Champions

Congratulations to the 5 enthusiastic young people who were selected to be the 2017 National Youth Week Champions:

  • Jade Smith
  • Madina Mohmood
  • Claire Kelly
  • Hannah Hyatt
  • Luana Healey.
National Youth Week Champions 2017
Left to right: Jade Smith, Madina Mohmood, Claire Kelly, Hannah Hyatt and Luana Healey.

An overwhelming number of young people applied for this opportunity and we thank everyone who expressed an interest. The successful candidates wonderfully represent the diversity of young Queenslanders and their commitment to local community.

The 2017 National Youth Week Champions proved to be passionate about representing other young Queenslanders and had practical experience in planning and organising events in their communities. These communities are located across the state in Central, Far North, North, South West and South East Queensland.

Find out more about the National Youth Week Champions.

Community Small Grants Program

The PCYC coordinated a Community Small Grants Program of up to $1,500 to organisations planning a National Youth Week themed event.

Successful organisations held National Youth Week events throughout Queensland leading up to and during National Youth Week. Some events were postponed and delivered post-National Youth Week, as a result of being impacted by Tropical Cyclone Debbie.

Photo challenge

A fun photo challenge presented an opportunity for young people to visually express their ideas about the theme Be Bold, Be Brave, Be You.

Over 100 of the photographs were printed to canvas and displayed at The Edge public gallery at South Bank for the duration of the Queensland launch of National Youth Week. All photos were featured on the National Youth Week website and each canvas print was returned to the young photographer following the launch.

Community organisations were asked to submit an Expression of Interest to coach up to 10 young people in this creative challenge in the lead-up to National Youth Week 2017.


For further information on National Youth Week email

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Last updated:
15 May 2017
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