Woodville Independents recognise that young people have needs for their own specific local facilities, services and programmes that assist them in their own right and in their transition to adulthood.
It is our view that youth culture is an expression of young people's needs and beliefs. Young people should be involved in planning and delivery of services, community activity and social activities that can enhance self-respect, competence and connect to family and community. Youth Week is an important vehicle for focussing on the strengths and needs of young people to promote a sensitive approach to local youth development.
Further, to identify with our city's youth, I beleive that an effective statement can be made be establishing a 'Youth Year', perhaps 2010.
Such an occasion could galvanise our wider community in appreciating the importance of our community's greatest asset.