Dubbo Youth Council finalist in three local government awards

CONNECT TO NOW: Nicole Horder ran a Mindfulness Sunset Meditation as part of 2017 Youth Week. Photo: BELINDA SOOLE
CONNECT TO NOW: Nicole Horder ran a Mindfulness Sunset Meditation as part of 2017 Youth Week. Photo: BELINDA SOOLE

The success of Dubbo’s Youth Week has been highlighted with the Youth Council being named as a finalist in the local government awards.

It’s the sixth year in a row the Youth Week program has been nominated for the Youth Week Awards, council’s youth development officer Jason Yelverton said.

Dubbo Youth Council has been nominated for Most Innovative Youth Week Program, Best Local Youth Week Program and NSW Health Play Safe Sexual Health Project Award.

“It’s been an extra special win for us this year, as it was the first Youth Week we’ve undertaken as a consolidated council,” Mr Yelverton said.

Mr Yelverton said the award nominations were a great recognition of all the hard work put in by Youth Council members and local youth services to engage young people in the community.

The biggest event in Youth Week was the WestView Drive-In, which catered for about 6000 people over four days.

The nominations were a true testament to what could be achieved when councils engaged and worked with the younger generation in their communities, Mr Yelverton said.