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NTYW 2020 Ambassador Recruitment – Now open

Recruitment for the 2020 NTYW Ambassadors is now open. 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.

Recruitment is currently open for the 2020 NTYW Ambassadors and will close on Friday 1 November. Download an Application Kit to learn more about the position.

To apply, complete an Application Form and submit it to Office of Youth Affairs via email or for further information please call the Office of Youth Affairs on 08 8999 3862 between 8:00am and 4:00pm, Monday to Friday.


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

NT Youth Week 2019 Ambassador Questionaire

Name: Rochelle Cabry

Age: 23

Occupation: Dancer, choreographer, dance teacher, artist in communities, youth dance company assistant, everything and anything in the realm of dance and young people!

How would your friends describe you in three words?
Passionate, annoying, hard-working

Favourite things to do on the weekend?
When I have a spare moment, I like taking our dog down to the beach – she loves chasing the waves and I like the sound of the sea and the feel of the sand.

How long have you lived in the Northern Territory?
18 years

What is your favourite thing about the Northern Territory?
Never having to endure winter (unless you live in Alice – that place gets cold!), Parap markets and our big, juicy, warm raindrops – nothing like those cold, hard raindrops you find elsewhere.

What do you hope to achieve as the 2019 NT Youth Week Ambassador?
I hope to make connections with young people in my community. I would like to learn more about what the youth of the NT feel is important and assist where I can.

Why should young people in the Territory get involved with NT Youth Week?
It’s our turn to be heard, to make the little ideas bubbling away in the backs of our minds a reality, to fully realise the incredible things going on in our communities! NT Youth Week provides a massive range of opportunities for young people whether it be launching your own event, learning new skills or connecting with new people from your community at a NT Youth Week event – there is so much going on and I think we should all make the most of it!

What has been your favourite experience with young people in the past?
I have been fortunate enough to choreograph on NT youth dance company, SLIDE Youth Dance Theatre. SLIDE performs works centred around topical issues for youth in a meaningful and relatable manner. My favourite experience was being given the chance to create my own original work on both companies of SLIDE. I worked intensively with the company members to create a short work and I enjoyed watching the young dancers grow as individuals and as an ensemble throughout the creative process. Their commitment and energy were inspiring!

What does the theme ‘Living in Colour’ mean to you?
‘Living in Colour’ to me is living in life – real life. We are very caught up in our digital world at the moment. Technology is rapidly growing and is increasingly becoming an integral part of our lives. I love technology and I am very grateful that we are fortunate enough to have all the devices available to us, but I think it’s very important that we remember to disconnect every so often and live in colour, live in the real world, enjoy reality then and there and not only through a screen.

Anything fun you care to share:
I love learning about how the body works and moves, I try to live plastic-free, I can speak French and basic Norwegian and I am definitely that person that buys hot cross buns in January because they are so damn tasty!

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