South Hedland has officially kicked off this year’s Youth Week WA – an annual celebration of young people’s achievements and contributions including workshops, concerts, forums, sporting events and creative pursuits.  

A diverse range of 58 events across regional and metropolitan WA have been supported through $80,000 in funding through the Department of Communities' Youth Week WA Grants Program.   

The grants program aims to encourage young people to take the lead in designing and coordinating events and activities that are meaningful to them, building valuable skills and experience in the process.  

Young people in and around Perth have the KickstART Festival to look forward to, which gets under way this Saturday 14 April in the Perth Cultural Centre, Northbridge.  

The festival is coordinated by Propel Youth Arts WA and includes an exciting line up of live music from young Western Australian musicians, as well as market stalls, free exhibitions and workshops.  

Each year a Youth Week Ambassador and Deputy Ambassador are chosen to help promote Youth Week WA and to serve as an example of the outstanding contribution of young people in WA.  

The 2018 Youth Week WA Ambassador is young entrepreneur David Castelanelli, 19. Deputy Ambassador Philipa Bourke, 24 has a special interest in environmental issues and mental health.  

Youth Week WA is presented by Propel Youth Arts WA in partnership with the State Government.  To find events in your area, and to download the Youth Week WA app, visit