National Youth Week

National Youth Week 2017

31 March - 9 April

Youth Week

National Youth Week (NYW) is South Australia's biggest event for young people aged 12-25 years.

NYW 2017 will run from 31 March -  9 April and the theme for 2017 is youTHRIVEthe importance of young South Australian's physical, mental, emotional and social wellbeing.

NYW in Strathalbyn

Strath Youth Week Event 2017

Download event flyer here.

We are looking forward to a great night ahead at youTHRIVE A Night 2 Remember, Strathalbyn Outdoor Cinema & Youth Festival.

Here's what to expect...

Bubble Sports
Laser Tag and Inflatable Haunted House
Inflatable Obstacle Course
Giant Games (Headspace)
Wellbeing activities and an interactive Wishing Well at the Living Arts Caravan (Life Without Barriers)
Boomerang Making (Strath Neighbourhood Centre - Aboriginal Reference Group)
Photo Booth (Alexandrina Council Youth Volunteers)
CFS Truck
Natural Henna by Henna Heart Design - designs starting from $5
Jewellery by Daisyjo

Here's what yummy food is on offer...

Strathalbyn Rotary Club - Burritos, Tacos, Nachos, Wraps, Hot Donuts
D&D Catering - Chicken Satays, Chicken Nuggets, Hot Chips, Cold Drinks, Hot Donuts
Berry Healthy Ice-cream - Ice-cream, Slushies, Cotton Candy, Frozen Yoghurt
Bean Machine - Hot Chocolate, Coffee, Cold Drinks
Growing Life Connections - Popcorn, Cold Drinks
Tyndale Christian School - Lolly Bags

Win Win Win!

Take part in the youTHRIVE Wellbeing Trail, collect some stamps and inspirational quotes along the way and enter a draw to win a $50 voucher!

Upload a pic of you and your mates enjoying the night onto Instagram #NYWSTRATH. There's a $50 voucher up for grabs for the most creative happy snap.

Additional Info

To participate in Bubble Sports, a waiver of responsibility needs to be signed by a parent or guardian if you are under 18.
Download a copy of the form here, get it signed and bring it with you on the night.  

Movie Screening Information
6.30pm Central Intelligence - M Rating - 1hr 47mins
8.30pm Now You See Me - M Rating - 1hr 55mins

Don't forget to dress warm and bring your picnic blanket or beanbags.  See you all there!


Youth Week Workshops February 2017

Thank you to all the young people who attended the Youth Week planning workshops in February 2017.  Your input and ideas were much appreciated.  If you missed out on the workshops but still want to be involved in helping out at the event, please contact Bev Boag (contact details below)

NYW in Strathalbyn
You spoke and we listened.  In October 2016 we ran a Youth Week Survey for young people in the Strathalbyn area and the most popular event idea for NYW 2017 was a Pop-Up Cinema; we want you to get involved to make this event something that you and your mates will really enjoy.  It’s happening on Friday 7 April.  Keep it free!

Get Involved
To be part of the action and join us in the driving seat, register for the event workshops being held in Strathalbyn throughout February.  Share your ideas and participate in the planning, promotion and running of this epic event.  If helping to plan an awesome event in your own town isn’t reason enough to jump onboard, there will be FREE PIZZA.  Yes that’s FREE PIZZA.  You can even pick the toppings.  Click here for more info.

What Next?
After the workshops why not join the NYW team as a volunteer.  You’ll be an important member of the event team with an official Access All Areas Pass.  If your mates are interested in joining in, they can sign up too.

For more information please contact Bev Boag on 8555 7000 or email