Young people in the Sydney Hills are invited to the Live It Up Festival, The Hills Shire Council’s initiative as part of the National Youth Week program, which kicks off on March 31.
National Youth Week is the largest celebration of young people around the country between the ages of 12 and 25 and this year Council has teamed up with the Hills Youth Army to engage with residents through Live It Up – a program of events and activities which are aligned with this year’s theme, ‘Get Involved, Be Heard and Make a Difference’.
Mayor of The Hills Shire, Councillor Yvonne Keane said Youth Week is a time for young people to find out more about the opportunities they have to be more engaged with their community and do what they do best; get creative, imaginative and get involved.
“We are lucky to have such a diverse, vibrant and inspiring young population here in The Hills,” Mayor Keane said.
“Youth Week is an opportunity for them to come together, express their views and ideas, act on issues that affect their lives, and plan and enjoy the many events we have planned for Live It Up.
“It’s also about creating opportunities for our young residents to have fun and make new connections in a safe and encouraging environment. We look forward to celebrating our local youth and all their great achievements, which is highlighted during National Youth Week,” Mayor Keane added.
Activities include a coding workshop at Castle Hill Library, Talent Quest and the Short Film Festival which will conclude the week’s festivities on Saturday, April 8 at Castle Hill Showground.