Youth Action Plan
- Written by Teela Griffin Penrith City Council (02) 4732 7777 (02) 4732 7958 email@example.com https://www.penrithcity.nsw.gov.au 601 High St Penrith NSW 2750 Australia
Young people are an important part of our City and Penrith City Council has a planto increase support for them, deliver positive outcomes for their future and help themreach their full potential.
Penrith is home to more than 68,000 people aged under 25 years old* and they are a significant and valuable part of the community.
In 2020, Penrith City Council surveyed young people in Penrith to find out their needs, priorities and ambitions for the future and developed a plan to ensure they have the support, tools and opportunities they need to reach their full potential.
The Youth Action Plan is a strategic document which will frame the direction and focus of Council’s youth initiatives, services and programs over the next five years.
The Youth Action Plan centres around four key themes:
Connection: Young people have opportunities to feel connected to each other and the broader community through participation in social, cultural and environmental projects and activities
Wellbeing: Young people have opportunities to be active, safe and make lifestyle choices that support physical and mental well-being.
Access: Young people have access to services that are appropriate, affordable and available with well trained staff and the local service sector is well coordinated.
Pathways: Young people have meaningful pathways to what they need now and for their future.
*Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2011 and 2016 of residents 0-24 years.