Youth role in community celebrated

Glenn Cordingley and Carly LadenBroome Advertiser
Derby-based Jayden Cornish travelled to Broome to take part in the Sunset Skate Comp.
Camera IconDerby-based Jayden Cornish travelled to Broome to take part in the Sunset Skate Comp. Credit: Carly Laden

The contributions many youngsters make to the community were celebrated from Friday, April 13 as part of Broome Youth Week.

The Shire of Broome has worked with several agencies to present a program of events for young people which included art workshops, a skate competition, a disco, a talent quest and a sports challenge.

Shire president Harold Tracey said providing opportunities for young people in the community was a key priority for the council, along with supporting other agencies and organisations which also worked with youth.

“Council has a leadership role in understanding and responding to the needs of young people and representing their interests to other spheres of government and the broader community,” he said.

“Broome Youth Week is an opportunity to bring our young people together and to highlight all of the positive contributions that they’re making in our community.”

The Shire of Broome employs a full-time youth and community development officer, with funding support from Rio Tinto, who works with young people and organisations including headspace, Broome Youth and Families Hub, Red Cross, PCYC, Nyamba Buru Yawuru, Helping Minds, Broome police, Nirrumbuk Aboriginal Corporation and Kimberley Aboriginal Medical Services. Broome Youth Week celebrations conclude with a Blue Light Disco tonight.

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