Fresh New Format For Youth Council
The Moree Youth Council is relaunching, with a new focus on civic engagement and jobs skills for young people.
Youth CouncilMoree Plains Shire Council’s Assistant Community Projects Officer, Jacqui Moore is a long-term co-ordinator of the Youth Council and is very excited about its new-look and refocused identity.
“Young people often ask why should they get involved and what’s in it for them?” said Ms Moore.
“With the new revitalised Youth Council, we’ve looked at ways to provide a valuable package that will help young people develop skills that are transferable for career development, while having fun and being involved in the community.”
Members of the new Youth Council will get access to:
•Exclusive resume-building workshops with local and national employers
•Links to scholarships and educational opportunities
•Youth Council will be invited to report to the Council’s Community Safety Committee
The Youth Council is open to everyone aged 12–25 year olds.
“I encourage the youth of Moree to sign up, regardless of whether they’re at school, TAFE or working. In particular, it would be great to have more young Aboriginal people come along,” said Ms Moore.
This excitement is echoed by Skye Spooner, an existing member of the Youth Council.
“Being part of the Youth Council is a great way to get involved in the community, as well as gaining some valuable skills along the way!” said Skye. “The fresh new format for the Youth Council sounds really exciting and I can’t wait to welcome new members.”
Just submit your interest online at www.tinyurl.com/moreeyouth and we will let you know the details of where and when the Youth Council meets.
Photograph: If you are aged 12-25 years, you could be part of an enthusiastic group of young people who are gaining valuable skills, as well as having fun.