About $81,000 will be spent on Youth Week WA this year to empower and inform young people aged 12-25 about the opportunities available to them.
Youth Week WA is an annual celebration of the positive contributions of young people to their community.
The event started on April 13 and will run until April 22.
Propel Youth Arts WA runs activities that involve young people in community events, partnered with other organisations and local government.
Propel Youth Arts operations manager Jamie McGleave said it had never been more important for a celebration of youth to exist.
“There’s nothing else happening in this space to help highlight positive examples of young people and give positive opportunities to young people,” he said.
“Young people don’t get a lot of opportunity. There’s school and, if you’re lucky enough, there’s tertiary education.
“Beyond that you’re kind of left in the big wide open world by yourself.
“So that’s what our purpose as an organisation is, to help young people through their time at school maybe to discover their creativity or creative industries or help to further pursue those interests and make a career or something sustainable out of it.”
Youth Week comes to an end on Sunday with numerous workshops, performances, talks and exhibitions happening this week.
Here’s a guide to the week’s activities:
For more information on Youth Week WA you can visit propel.org.au