Reaching Out Community engagement stretching out to regional WA
Thousands of young people participate in Act-Belong-Commit YOH Fest events held across West Australia, presenting their items in some of the best regional venues around, to hundreds of audience members. YOH Fest Patrons Professor Fiona Wood, Minister David Templeman and Mandurah Mayor Rhys Williams all consider themselves YOH Fest's biggest fans.
The festival is recognized by Healthway as WA's leading forum for youth health education through the arts. The key objective of YOH Fest is to educate and empower young people throughout the State to enable them to make positive and healthy lifestyle choices. Participants not only gain leadership skills, they build on their self-confidence and respect for others, as well as an understanding of important youth health issues.
In 2020, YOH Fest had to adapt to all the uncertainty and unpredictability that was sprung on us by the Corona Virus pandemic - and from it, the 'virtual' YOH Screen Fest platform was created. This not only allowed the Festival to continue, it did fortuitously also highlight the potential and opportunity that existed - for all school students to participate from even the most remote communities across Western Australia. This was an unexpected and pleasant surprise - and so, it too will be retained!
This gives participants the option of entering either or both YOH Fest platforms in 2021.
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