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YMCA invites youth to connect face-to-face during NSW Youth Week

YMCA invites youth to connect face-to-face during NSW Youth Week
April 16, 2021

Today marks the beginning of NSW Youth Week and as part of the largest and oldest youth organisation in the world, the Y NSW is inviting young people to connect face-to-face in the gym or at one of the many free activities in their Y Spaces across the state.

Youth Week runs from 16th to 24th April in NSW. The 2021 theme is 'together more than ever'.

A number of Y NSW run recreation centres and pools will offer free access to gyms for young people throughout the week and $0 joining fee for fitness (or Teen Gym) memberships for those who choose to opt into the Y NSW community on an ongoing basis.

In addition, Y Spaces in metro and regional NSW will come alive with activities and connection.

Y NSW Acting Chief Executive, Bridgette Godden said this year Youth Week will truly be something special and notes “the past 12 months have been incredibly challenging, especially for young people. For the Y NSW the pandemic saw doors to our recreation facilities closed for months on end and our hallmark youth programs like Youth Parliament and Streetgym placed on pause.

“As part of the oldest and largest youth organisation in the world, the Y NSW is premised on the absolute centrality of community connection to individual wellbeing. We know that opportunities to connect face-to-face are an absolute priority for young people coming out of the pandemic and so in Youth Week we’re ensuring that is exactly what we offer.

“We are absolutely pumped to see our smiling communities reunited once again to celebrate the power, resilience and tenacity of our state’s inspiring young people.”

Young people are invited to connect at the Y and come together at the following events:

Western Sydney

Central Coast

Cooma (in partnership with Snowy Monaro Regional Council)

Broken Hill (in partnership with Broken Hill Regional Council)

Young people are also encouraged to share what they’re up to and what Youth Week means to them with @theynsw on Instagram for the chance to win a $100 Visa Gift Card.
Visit www.ymcansw.org.au/promotion/NSW-Youth-Week-21 for competition details

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