Youth Week shouts “Empower, Express and Get Loud”

In April 19, 2024, MYST hosted an incredible event during the Youth Week at Glenbrook Skate Park which attracted an incredible number of locals that exceeded 240 people that gathered together to celebrate our youth and have a fun day.

Activities on the day included skating, bike or scooter competition, music with many popular local young bands and individual performers taking the stage and entertained the crowds, not to mention the figurine painting, and drumming workshops that brought a smile to everyone’s face.

We were so humbled to see over 15 local services joining in on the day to support our youth and running numerous fun activities such as air brush tattooing, spin cycling and smoothies, glitter face paint services.

The local services supporting the MYST Youth Week were: Headspace, Belong, Rapid Relief Team, Rural Fire Service, TAFE, Barnardos, Youth Action, Youth Employment Services, Bunnings, Wesley Mission, Platform, Street University, Gamble Aware, Katoomba Neurodiversity Hub, Little Dreamers, Mountains Outreach Community Services.

The day was made even more delightful by the mouthwatering cuisine, courtesy of the rapid relief team who skilfully prepared a delectable BBQ, ensuring everyone was well-fed and content.

The event was rendered even more exceptional by the enthusiastic feedback we received from youth, sponsors, and members of the community.

Our Youth Week strives for the wellness and mental health of our young individuals, fostering a sense of empowerment among them. Many expressed feeling liberated to express themselves fully, and the day was thoroughly enjoyed by 100% of participants.

Not only the kids were impressed. Their parents too! Read what they had to say:

“Youth week was amazing, it was so good to see the amount of young people attend, normally these events you have a lot of adults and little kids attend but this event had a huge amount of young people attend.” Street Uni Manager

“This is one of the biggest events I have seen in a long time, even driving up the mountain, as you approached the oval you could see how big this event was” Street Uni DJ

“It was such a great event today, we have really enjoyed it, thank you for having us” Rapid Relief Team

“Such a pleasure to help open the youth event held at Glenbrook today by the MYST team, a wonderful organisation that makes a real difference for the youth in the blue mountains.” Mayor Mark Greenhill (Blue Mountains City Council)

MYST would like to mention and give a special thanks to all our amazing sponsors who generously donated some incredible prizes to be won on the day: Globe International, Dharco, Concrete Skate Supplies, Atlas Co, Audio Technica, Elf Cosmetics, Bunnings, and LuxBMX.

We are so grateful for all the support MYST received in everything we do. We can’t wait to do this all again next year and bring a big smile to our youth and our incredible local community.