WA youth encouraged to “Nurture the Now” in youth week celebrations.

Young Western Australians are being called on to “Nurture the Now” as part of a week celebrating the state’s youth.

Youth Week WA will acknowledge the positive contributions of young people to the community, inspiring young people to embrace the week’s theme in their lives and accomplishments.

Running from April 13 to 20, it will give young people the opportunity to express their ideas, raise important issues, make decisions and create entertainment.

Youth Minister Peter Tinley launched the week for 2019 in Mandurah on Thursday, calling on WA to recognise the importance of the state’s youth population.

“Youth Week is WA’s largest annual celebration of young people,” Mr Tinley said.

“Young people in local communities across Western Australia are key contributors to the development and delivery of Youth Week WA projects.”

He said the week’s theme was designed to inspire the state’s youth to consider their accomplishments that will impact WA.

“In saying ‘Nurture The Now,’ we’re encouraging young people to validate their achievements and progress right now and to create a positive impact during this stage of their life,” Mr Tinley said.

Mandurah MLA David Templeman said the event inspired Western Australians to recognise the importance of young people.

“This is a fantastic event for Mandurah and celebrates the wonderful contribution young people make in our community,” he said.

“I congratulate the City of Mandurah for their work in this area and encourage young people to get along to one of the many events that will be taking place.”

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