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  • Youth Opportunities Funding for Camden

    Posted on 31 October, 2018

    Minister responsible for Youth Ray Williams and Camden MP Chris Patterson today visited Camden Council to announce $50,000 will be provided to the Camden Youth Empowerment project.


    “I am thrilled young people from our local community will benefit from this youth-led project which will keep them engaged in the community,” Mr Patterson said.


    “Youth Opportunities empowers young people to make new social connections, undertake new activities and give back to the community.”


    The Camden Youth Empowerment project will see young leaders from Camden Council’s Youth Council and the YMCA NSW Young Leaders Group of Mount Annan work together to design, coordinate, implement and evaluate major local events.


    “We are very grateful to receive this funding from the NSW Government,” Camden Council Mayor, Peter Sidgreaves said.


    “The grant will encourage youth participation in the community, all while raising awareness of issues concerning young people.”


    Mr Williams said Youth Opportunities aims to equip young people with skills to achieve their future professional goals, including event management, marketing and public speaking.


    “NSW currently has the lowest youth unemployment rate of any state. The NSW Liberals & Nationals Government is committed to ensuring everyone benefits from a booming economy, including young people,” Mr Williams said.


    “Youth Opportunities will give thousands of young people across NSW the confidence and drive to reach their potential.”


    Liberal candidate for Wollondilly Nat Smith also attended the event.


    Since the program was launched in 2012, Youth Opportunities has provided $10.5 million in funding to 212 projects across NSW.


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