This year’s National Youth Week is held from the March 31 to April 9. The week is designed to recognise and celebrate “the diverse skills, knowledge and ideas contributed to our society by young people”. Throughout the week, various activities for young people are held such as photography workshops, African drumming workshops, youth epilepsy support events, youth mental health events, skating workshops, running events, among many other events across Australia.
The event started in 1989 in New South Wales and became national in 2000. But the 2015 budget cut all funding for Youth Week from June of this year, so this will be the last National Youth Week.