Young people will help ‘make it happen’ for Coast’s youth

Date

Friday, 31 August 2018

Release

Central Coast Council is inviting young people aged 14-24 to be part of a Youth Action Team which will make youth-led initiatives happen in our community.

Applications have opened for membership of Y4Y (Youth for Youth), a team of 10-12 young people who will advocate, advise and act on youth issues.

Council Director Connected Communities, Julie Vaughan, said Council hoped the team would attract a mix of members who will represent the needs of young people from across the Coast.

“During its 15-month term, Y4Y will help develop the Council’s youth strategy, run a youth forum and develop other events, resources or activities for young people,” Ms Vaughan said.

“We are looking for young people who are keen to develop leadership skills and want to be actively involved in enhancing the Coast as a great place to live, work and play.

As part of achieving the team’s purpose to ‘make it happen’, members will meet regularly, attend a leadership camp and participate in skills development.

Mayor Jane Smith said Y4Y provides a way to engage and empower young people.

“Young people aged between 12 and 24 represent 15.3% of the Coast population or more than 50,000 people,” Mayor Smith said.

“They are an important part of our community, both now and in the future.

“We are committed to providing our young people with opportunities to develop their leadership skills and to effectively contribute to the community.”

Applications close 17 October.

Details

centralcoast.nsw.gov.au/Y4Y

FAQs

What will Y4Y do?

  • Provide opportunities to develop leadership, teamwork and decision-making skills.
  • Create youth-based initiatives and ideas for our community.
  • Develop and deliver events such as an annual youth forum, activities and resources for young people.
  • Recognise, celebrate and promote the efforts and achievements of young people.

Who can be involved?

  • Young people aged 14-24 who live, work or study on the Central Coast.
  • Young people who want to make a difference and can commit for 15 months.
  • Young people who want to grow their leadership skills.

Key dates

  • Applications close: 17 October 2018.
  • Team announced: 23 November 2018.
  • Three-day leadership camp: January 2019.
  • Central Coast Youth Forum: May 2019.

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Last updated : Mon 3 Sep 2018