March 11, 2010

From the crew at the Youth Affairs Council of Western Australia

The Youth Affairs Council of Western Australia (YACWA) is the peak non-government youth organisation in Western Australia. We operate primarily as a human rights organisation that seeks to address the exclusion of young people in a rapidly changing society.

YACWA advocates for young people’s varied needs at local, State and Federal Government levels whilst working to engender and enhance positive community attitudes towards young people.

YACWA strongly believes that ‘young people are experts in their own experiences’ and is dedicated to ensuring their equal access to participation in community decision making processes.

Find out more about YACWA by going to


In the lead up to National Youth Week 2010 (being held from the 10th -18th of April) the Australian Youth Affairs Coalition are calling on young people, youth workers, youth services and community members to share their positive messages about young people and the youth sector.

All you need to do is take a photo of yourself holding a positive message about young people or a message about what your service contributes to the Australian community.

All your photos will be uploaded to this Blog and we hope to create a strong message about the amazing things young people and the youth sector are doing across the country.

Your messages will be sent to the Federal Youth Minister, Hon Kate Ellis during National Youth Week.

Help young people get a better wrap and get involved! Send through your photo and a little bit about yourself or your service to

To find out more about AYAC go to our website