The North Central LLEN (NCLLEN) is looking for energetic, self-motivated people between the ages of 15 and 21 who live, work or study within the Buloke Shire Council, Loddon Shire Council and St Arnaud in the Northern Grampians Shire Council to join our inaugural Youth Advisory Committee.
We are seeking up to 24 local young people (for an initial 12 month period) who are passionate about many different areas of community life to represent the views and interests of their peers, and to provide the opportunity to build positive connections with each other and the wider community.
The Committee will hear and respond to the voice of young people in the north central region - initially as we begin the recovery process from Covid-19 and the economic and wellbeing impacts that have, and will continue to arise.
This is a fantastic opportunity to build on - and expand - your skills in leadership, communication, public speaking, problem solving, teamwork and governance and at the same time making a difference by helping us to create opportunities for all children and young people to be on their way to success in education, work and life. As a collective, the Youth Advisory Council will:
Provide input and advice on how we can navigate towards the new “Covid normal” as well as other NCLLEN programs and projects
Have discussions about issues that are of concern to young people and advocate for change
Provide opportunities for young people to respond to local/state/federal government policies that impact them and their communities
Develop and implement projects that will help young people living in the north central region
Participate in the Victorian Youth Parliament initiative
Provide a social opportunity for young people from across a broad range of north central communities to come together as a network
The group will initially meet monthly by ZOOM until Covid-19 restrictions ease and will then continue to meet both in person and online as the group determines over the next 12 months. The Youth Council’s inaugural gathering will take place as part of National Youth Week on Sunday 15 November.
Expressions of Interest are now open (closing on Sunday 1 November 2020). For more information contact Julie at the NCLLEN on 0409 983 270 or email email@example.com.