Thousands of young people participate in YOH Fest events held across WA... What is Yoh Fest?
Act-Belong-Commit YOH Fest is a leading forum for youth health education in West Australia, allowing thousands of school students to take part in an innovative and revolutionary approach to health education through the arts. First established in Mandurah in 1998 to help equip local school students with the tools to make healthier lifestyle choices; YOH Fest has grown into a State-wide competition that educates and empowers thousands of young people every year to lead a more positive and healthier lifestyle.
YOH Fest uses the arts platform for primary and high school students to explore important health issues and to harness their creativity and enthusiasm to convey these health messages to their peers; by researching, constructing and presenting their creations around the annual health theme in the form of drama, dance, song, short film and visual arts at one of the YOH Fest 'live' heats held across WA. Here they are judged, with the top items invited as finalists to the State Grand Final for the chance of the ultimate crown of Act Belong Commit YOH Fest Winners!
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The Act-Belong-Commit YOH Fest Crew are the backbone to the festival - working alongside the coordinator, volunteering hundreds of hours behind the scenes to bring the ‘live’ events to regionals towns across WA. Positive mental health & wellbeing is something they are passionate about; and as youth ambassadors they help promote the Act Belong Commit message amongst their peers. These young people ROCK and the reason YOH Fest exists!
Reaching Out Community engagement stretching out to regional WA
Thousands of young people participate in Act Belong Commit YOH Fest events held across Western Australia, presenting their items in some of the best regional venues around, to hundreds of audience members. YOH Fest patrons, Prof. Fiona Wood, Minster David Templeman and City of Mandurah Mayor Rhys Williams all consider themselves to be YOH Fest’s biggest fans.
The festival is recognised by Healthway as WA’s leading forum for youth Health education through the arts. The key objective of YOH Fest is to educate and empower young people throughout the state to enable them to make positive and healthy lifestyle choices. Participants not only gain leadership skills, they build on their self-confidence and respect for others, as well as an understanding of important youth health issues.
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