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Introducing Turn It Up - the Top End's New Youth Zine!

It's time to turn up the volume on youth affairs in a new magazine for and by young people in the Top End.

By Tierney White

Young people living in remote communities, Katherine, Palmerston and Darwin make up a significant, vibrant and integral part of the Top End community. Until recently, there have been very few places for young people to have a voice. Cue: Turn It Up magazine – a meeting place for words, pictures, ideas and profiles for and by young people who live right here in the tropics.

This magazine is a collaboration between Off The Leash, the City of Darwin and City of Palmerston Youth Services, and other key youth services across the Top End. It acts as both a conduit and platform for people aged 12-26 to tout their skills, discuss issues, collaborate, get involved with peers, seize mentoring opportunities and share stories and pictures with mates.

Led by a junior editorial and design team, supported by a team of mentors, Turn It Up includes special interest features, a careers section, events and workshops, community shout outs and social pages – not to mention the Talented Young Things section showcasing young people doing great things in the community.

This new quarterly publication was named by Cj Fraser-Bell, who recently took out the title (pardon the pun!) for her entry of Turn It Up, as chosen by a selection panel of young people and industry representatives.

Congratulations Cj! Whatever your interest or skill, if you’re keen to get involved in Turn It Up, why not contact the Junior Editor to find out more?

Junior Editor: tierney@offtheleash.net.au | facebook.com/turnitupyouth

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