Youth Week WA (YWWA) will run from 13 to 20 April 2019 and is the single largest celebration of young people on the State’s youth calendar.

It is presented by Propel Youth Arts in partnership with the Department of Communities (Communities).

This year's YWWA Ambassador is Zal Kanga-Parabia, 23, a musician and photographer with a passion for community engagement and the Deputy Youth Ambassador Bella Ndayikeze, 22, is an ardent advocate for young people.

Zal and Bella are working with the Young People’s Planning Committee, Propel Youth Arts WA and Communities to promote, support and develop creative ideas and encourage young people to actively participate in YWWA 2019.

The theme for 2019 is ‘Nurture the Now’ which will celebrate sustainable growth, and encourage young people and the broader community to recognise the contributions that young people make to communities across WA.  By ‘nurturing the now’, we affirm the potential for young people to have a positive impact at this stage in their lives. 

More than 100 events are set to take place throughout the State, nearly 50 of which have received a YWWA grant provided by Communities.

Communities has also funded the Youth Affairs Council of WA to host a day of free arts and cultural activities, including an opportunity to contribute to a massive public art piece led by the 2018 WA Young Person of the Year Kamsani Bin Salleh, at Foyer Oxford in Leederville.