Media opp today: Youth Week in the City

Media opp today: Youth Week in the City

WHAT: Launch of the What’s In Your Name? booklet, which features stories by 12-24-year-olds writing about the reasons behind their names. The book’s launch coincides with the start of Youth Week in the City, from 5-14 April, 2013.

WHEN: 4.30pm, Thursday 4 April 2013.

WHERE: Town Hall Library Link, Town Hall House, enter via 456 Kent Street, City.

WHO: Isabella Pak, 14, whose story features in the What’s In Your Name book, Youth Week in the City coordinator Jenna Bloom. Both will be available for photograph and interview.

BACKGROUND: The What’s in Your Name? project invited 12 to 24-year-old residents to share the reasons why they were given their name, and how it reflected their identity, religion, culture, family or heritage. Copies of the book will be made available to local schools. Young people were encouraged to ask their parents, carers, or older family members about where their names originated. We particularly encouraged young people from diverse backgrounds to share their stories. The City received more than 120 submissions and selected 45 to be published.

Highlights of Youth Week in the City, from 5-14 April, include:

Tuesday 9 April 2013


Betty Makin Youth Awards

University of Sydney, The Refectory, Holme Building, Science Road, Camperdown

These annual awards recognise and reward the achievements of young people aged 12 to 24.


Saturday 6 April 2013


‘Centre Stage’ under-18s dance party

The Lair, Metro Theatre, 624 George Street, Sydney

Don’t miss this exclusively under-18s block party, which will kick start the City of Sydney’s Youth Week in the City celebrations 2013.

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For media inquiries or images, contact City of Sydney Senior Media Adviser Jodie Minus phone 0467 803 815 or email