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Northern Territory Youth Week

Northern Territory Youth Week (or NTYW) is an annual celebration of young people across the Territory and involves a range of fun and exciting events and activities. NTYW 2020 will run from 14-24 April 2020 and the theme for 2020 will be announced shortly.

Grants up to $2000 are available for organisations to run alcohol and drug free events and activities over NT Youth Week. The NT Youth Week Grant Round will be open on Grants NT 1 November 2019.

For more information on NT Youth Week phone 8999 3881 or

NTYW 2020 Ambassador Recruitment – Now open

Recruitment for the 2021 NTYW Ambassador/s will open later on during the year. The Ambassador will be selected from across the NT and will play a huge part in the success of the NTYW initiative.
The Ambassador not only provide a youth perspective towards the coordination of the week but will also be ‘the public face’ of the event in the NT. A key role of the Ambassador is to promote events to the media in the lead-up to and during NTYW.

For more information please email or call the Office of Youth Affairs on 08 8999 3862 between 8:00am and 4:00pm, Monday to Friday

NT Youth Week 2020 Ambassadors

Sean Xiao Bio

Sean is a 17 year old year 12 student who currently lives in Alice Springs.
Sean volunteers at Headspace Youth Advisory Group, school holiday programs and a number of youth forums and national events to speak up on behalf of young people.
Sean is also on the Youth Research Council and works with Orygen, Revolution in Mind, a revolution in youth mental health.
In 2019 Sean was the Southern vice Chair of the NT Youth Round Table, the Central Australia Youth Volunteer and later, the 2020 young citizen of the year for the Alice Springs Town Council.
Sean is excited about empowering young people and his vision is to encourage them to work together with passion and respect.

Eytahnyia Scott Bio

Eytahnyia is a 20 year old, proud Larrakia woman who has grown up in and around Darwin.
Eytahnyia works as a Team Leader for the Larrakia National Social and Emotional Wellbeing Program which runs in four school in Darwin. She has lived in remote communities in North East Arnhem Land and knows the importance of educating and supporting young Aboriginal people across the Northern Territory.
This year Eytahnyia is a member of the NT Youth Round Table and she hopes to mentor and support other young Aboriginal people and encourage them to reach their full potential.
Eytahnyia is also an accomplished artist, recently winning the 2019 Larrakia Nation NAIDOC t-shirt competition.

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