City of Kwinana highlights importance of Youth Work

The importance of the Youth Work profession will be highlighted at an afternoon tea today, in celebration of Youth Work Week.

The City of Kwinana’s Zone Youth Space is presenting this event as an opportunity to hear about the work conducted in the community, discuss the changing landscape for youth work, and celebrate the incredible difference it makes to young people’s lives.

Kwinana Mayor, Carol Adams, explained making local youth services easily accessible is very important to the City of Kwinana, and the Zone Youth Space would not be what it is today without the impact of those who work there.

“Youth workers in Kwinana do a fantastic job of engaging the young community and helping them to reach their potential,”

“We truly are very fortunate to have such a talented and engaging team of youth workers who really do love their jobs and offer great support and guidance to our young people,” she said.

Ms Adams said it is important to provide young people of Kwinana with the best possible opportunities to succeed.

Programs such as LyriK (Leadership, Youth, Respect, in Kwinana), various educational scholarships and Zone Youth Space facilities all ensure young Kwinana locals have readily available access to information regarding education and workforce training.

The team running these services have been recognised with many awards, including the 2017 WA Emerging Youth Worker Award. These awards acknowledge and celebrate the positive impact that Youth Workers play in the lives of Western Australian young people.

Come down to the Zone Youth Space this Friday to meet the team and hear more about the amazing work they do in the Kwinana community.

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