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Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Youth Expo

Young Male MC Jordi Perry and Gavin Wanganeen Were the MC's for the Youth Expo held in April. On Wednesday 1st April , a gathering of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander youth converged on The Shores Function Centre, West Beach to come together to express their ideas and views, share information and have a deadly day of fun, entertainment, learning and enjoyment as part of National Youth Week 2009.

This years event attracted 1000 participants including over 47 high schools, 50 stall holders, 10 performers 2 sporting activities and various art and craft activities including henna tattooing, weaving, didj workshops and dance workshops. Auspiced by ADAC, this event is organised by a group of service providers from a range of agencies in the Western region, for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander young people aged between 12-25 years of age. The day’s activities hope to create enjoyment and entertainment while providing a safe environment for youth to discuss the issues that affect their lives. The event provided an opportunity for young people to access information regarding pathways inclusive of Health, Education, Training Employment and Recreation for their future. The event also provided an opportunity to celebrate and acknowledge the positive contributions made by young people to their communities. During the day there was be a free BBQ and entertainment, including health and community services stalls, education/training/employment information, interactive activities, local Indigenous performers, Elders, local personalities and motivational speakers, celebrating achievements in education, sport, arts, and community. Funding bodies & Sponsorship include: Port Adelaide Enfield Council Office For Youth Aboriginal Kinship Program Aboriginal Health Division CYWHS Organising Agencies include ADAC, Port Adelaide Enfield Council, , Aboriginal Kinship Program, Charles Sturt Council, Youth Central, Kumangka Youth Service, CAMHS – West, Aboriginal Sports & Recreation and Shine SA


Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Youth Expo