When Ability Links was asked to assist in planning and running this year’s Youth Week activities in Glen Innes, we naturally jumped at the chance.
After hosting successful Youth Week events in the past, it was decided that this year’s event would focus more on sports to better engage with the local high school.
Youth Week opened with a free showing of The Edge of Seventeen which had over 100 people in attendance. Some of the young people who attended described it as a reflection of their lives, and a great movie to help build their self-esteem.
An afternoon of touch football was also organised with several community leaders including a Linker, youth workers, fireman, police officer, ambulance officer, teachers, councillor, council general manager and directors joining in.
The week closed with Live @ the Library; a night of live music performances by the youth of our community. The local library moved the book shelves to the side and the senior music students from the high school set up a stage and lighting for the performances. After this event a number of people who attended went back the following week to join the library.
With over 300 people participating in youth week events the planning group is looking forward to a bigger 2018 youth week.
This post was written by Alex Lewers