YOUthSpeak inspires educational and supportive programs for youth in the Byron Shire. YOUthSpeak events break the silence around sexuality, relationships, romance and matters of the heart. Young people have an opportunity to strengthen their voice, clarify their values, communicate and connect in new and often unfamiliar ways. Sharing ideas and feelings, people talk openly and freely, or simply come along to listen. It has been recognised by parents and community elders how important it is to create a safe place for young people to get together and share experiences around an often not talked about topic in a respectful, authentic and valuable way.
The feedback speaks about how powerful this shared experience is for young people - they gain self confidence, a deeper understanding of themselves and it impacts and makes a huge difference to their lives. YOUthSpeak is for all young people, whatever their sexual orientation – everyone 14 to 24 years old are welcome!
To date YOUthSpeak has been an extraordinary success, with young people leading the discussions – so YOUthSpeak is very much for young people by young people. There is a core team of educators and community elders, health professionals and parents (including Amrita Hobbs & Ken Connell), involved in supporting the program.
Young people are invited to confidentially contribute or to simply listen, in a way that is comfortable for them and to bring their friends with them.
YOUthSpeak is an outstanding success!
Event Dates: Sunday 7 October 2012
Sunday 4 November 2012
Sunday 2 December 2012
2 – 5 pm at the Y.A.C.
1 Gilmore Cres, Byron Bay
Please encourage young people you know to come along and bring their friends. Free Pizza for all who come along!