The Aboriginal Drug and Alcohol Council (SA) inc.

“Indigenous National Binge Drinking Campaign “Your Culture Your Life You Choose launched ATSI Youth Expo in Adelaide June 24th 2010” - 31 Aug 2010

“Indigenous National Binge Drinking Campaign “Your Culture Your Life You Choose launched ATSI Youth Expo in Adelaide June 24th 2010”
The expo is proudly sponsored by Aboriginal Drug and Alcohol Council (ADAC), Child Youth and Women’s’ Health Service (CYWHS), City of Charles Sturt, City of Port Adelaide Enfield, Department of Health and Ageing (DOHA) and the Alcohol Education Rehabilitation Foundation (AERF)

The Expo and launch will be held at the Shores Function Centre, Military Rd, West Beach Thursday 24 June 10.30am-11.00am start-2.30pm over 20 schools are expected to attend.

South Australian Minister for Aboriginal Affairs the Hon Grace Portolesi MP and Gavin Wanganeen, Ambassador for Youth Opportunities and recent inductee of the AFL Hall of Fame, will be involved in launching an ATSI (Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander) Youth Expo for Aboriginal young people through out the city. The expo is being held during National Drug Action Week on Aboriginal focus day.

The students will be able to access information about employment and training opportunities from a wide range of service providers. The complimentary messages being delivered include information about whole of lifestyle, healthy eating and physical activity.

The students attending the expo come from various government and non-government schools.

Keshia Lovegrove, participated in last year’s Expo and said “I thought last year’s expo was an opportunity to see all about the services, programs and jobs available for young Aboriginal people. I am really looking forward to this year’s event, it was deadly.”

The expo is being organised by representatives from the following organisations:

Young Nungas Yarning Together, Second Story Youth Health Service, Kumangka Aboriginal Youth Services, Kura Yerlo Council Inc, Office for Recreation and Sport, Child Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAMHS) Western Area Multicultural Youth Service (WAMYS) and the City of Charles Sturt.

"Participation in sporting and recreation activities allows young people to feel good about who they are and what they can achieve, giving them the confidence to meet new challenges", said Mr Wilson.

For further information please contact Scott Wilson ADAC Director on 0410 419 915

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