Cessnock’s Youth Week free and accessible

2016 Youth Week is set to be better than ever with free and accessible activities for all young people aged between 12 and 25 years in our local government area from Tuesday 5 April to Saturday 16 April.

2016 Youth Week is set to be better than ever with free and accessible activities for all young people aged between 12 and 25 years in our local government area from Tuesday 5 April to Saturday 16 April.

The Cessnock Youth Week Committee has made accessibility a priority for this year’s program, offering a total of 14 events with wheelchair access.  

“Youth Week will kick off with the Big Breakfasts held by our local high schools and will have lots of activities in store,” Cessnock’s Youth Service Coordinator Will Doran said.  

“A big part of our planning was to ensure events are free for all young people in our area.”  

“We have worked hard to bring something for everyone and wanted participants to be spoilt for choice—we didn’t want access to stop that.”  

Impressed with the planning that has gone into the program, Cessnock City Mayor Councillor Bob Pynsent is looking forward to attending some of this year’s events.  

“I have marked the Outdoor Cinema event in my calendar which is a Seniors Week cross over event where the film The Intern will be screened,” Cr Pynsent said.  

The Youth and Seniors Week Committees have been working to bring the Outdoor Cinema event and the Junior Journos program—where high school students intern as Seniors Week news correspondents for the Cessnock Advertiser.    

This year over 30 local youth agencies and service providers will contribute to the week’s success—responsible for the funding, planning, organising and delivery of activities and events.  

For a full program of activities, please visit www.cessnock.nsw.gov.au/cycos, find Cessnock City Council on Facebook or call CYCOS on 4991 5372.

4 April 2016