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Youth Advisory Group


About the Youth Advisory Group

The Youth Advisory Group (YAG) assists Council to better engage with young people when conducting community consultations.

In 2012, the Youth Advisory Group developed the Mount Alexander Youth Engagement Charter.

The Charter identifies 11 key principles to consider when engaging with young people within community consultations. These principles are matched with 11 commitment statements developed in a collaborative workshop between Council staff and young people.

The Youth Advisory Group presented the Charter to Council in July 2012 and the Charter was officially adopted in September 2012.

The Charter is not a stand alone document. It has been incorporated into Council's Community Engagement Policy and Framework which outlines Council's commitment to effective community engagement.

The Youth Advisory Group continue to advise Council on how to best engage with young people.

We are always looking for new members for the Youth Advisory Group, so if you are aged between 12 and 25 and live in Mount Alexander Shire, contact us to find out how to join.

For more information contact the Youth Development Team at youth@mountalexander.vic.gov.au or call 5471 1700.

2017 YAG Membership

We are seeking new members for the 2017 Youth Advisory Group (YAG). The group provides input into Council decisions and strategies, helps to identify issues and solutions on matters relevant to young people, and helps to develop local youth initiatives.

We aim to have a diversity of views and experiences on the group. Any young person aged 12 to 25 years can apply to become a member.

The group meets fortnightly and is guided by the Mount Alexander Shire Council Youth Engagement Charter and the group’s Terms of Reference. The Youth Advisory Group is supported by Council's Youth Development Team.

If you would like to join the 2017 YAG team, download and complete an application form.

Council's Youth Advisory Group is supported through the Victorian State Government Engage! 2015-2017 Program

Victorian State Government
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