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CFA celebrates National Youth Week
Today marks the start of National Youth Week.
Every day over 8000 young people aged 11-24 contribute to the work of CFA.
2000 junior members, 5600 16-25 year old brigade members, and over 500 as non-members through secondary school activities such as Advance and VCAL or informally through assisting their local brigade through family and community participation.
We value the contribution these young people make and National Youth Week is a time to recognise and celebrate them.
This week 7000 CFA members aged 18-30 will recieve an SMS message inviting htem to nominate for the upcoming 'Young Members' Forum'. Read more about the forum and long term CFA-VFBV initiatives here.
This year CFA is focusing on the development of targeted youth programs.
Programs to better support our current youth members through holding a young members forum, giving young people a voice in the VFBV through the establishment of a state youth advisory committee or via partnerships with universities such as Latrobe universities Aspire program.
Or programs that focus on the engagement and recruitment of future members through the development of tools and resources to support school based programs and the sponsorship of the Victorian Young Achiever Awards.
More details on each of these initiatives will be provided throughout Youth Week.
If anyone has any great stories, photos or initiatives that can help as celebrate our young people or if you are a young member reading this and have something to share I encourage you to upload it.
National Youth Week 2016 runs from 8 April to 17 April 2016. It is an annual, week-long celebration of young people (aged 12–25) throughout Australia.
Each year, all over Australia events are planned and organised to celebrate and recognise the contribution of young people.
In 2015 more than 20,000 young people from across Victoria participated in National Youth Week activities.