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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.

We fund 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.

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

National Youth Week 2017

National Youth Week 2017 will be held from 31 March to 9 April 2017. Find out what's happening in your area or print a poster to display in your workplace or school by visiting the National Youth Week website.

This year's theme is Be Bold, Be Brave, Be You.

National Youth Week Champions

Congratulations to the 5 enthusiastic young people who have been successful in being 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 interest. The successful candidates wonderfully represent the diversity of young Queenslanders and their commitment to local community.

The 2017 National Youth Week Champions have proven to be passionate about representing other young Queenslanders and have 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 is coordinating a Community Small Grants Program of up to $1,500 to organisations planning a National Youth Week themed event. Applications have now closed for 2017 and successful organisations have been notified.

These organisations are now planning their events, which will be held in Queensland leading up to and during National Youth Week.

Photo challenge

A fun photo challenge presents an opportunity for young people to visually express their ideas about the theme Be Bold, Be Brave, Be You. This may be a photograph of a place, space or group that inspires them.

The photographs will be 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 will be featured on the National Youth Week website and each canvas print will be returned to the young person 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. Applications have now closed and successful organisations have been notified.


For further information on National Youth Week email

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Last updated:
20 March 2017

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