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Applications open for Youth Advisory Group 2021

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If you are aged between 12 and 25 and want to give young people a voice in our community, apply to join Mount Alexander Shire Council’s Youth Advisory Group (YAG).

Monday 1 March 2021

If you are aged between 12 and 25 and want to give young people a voice in our community, apply to join Mount Alexander Shire Council’s Youth Advisory Group (YAG).

The group plans and delivers local events and projects that directly benefit young people.

“Over the last few years YAG has delivered some fantastic projects including a youth awards festival, film competition and the young makers’ markets,” said Shannon Lacy, Council’s Youth Development Officer.

“They also manage our Quick Response Youth Grants and have created a Buzz It Card, which features key contacts and support services for young people,” she said.

Members of YAG not only make a positive difference to the shire, but also receive training in areas such as public speaking, advocacy and event management.

“YAG has been such a wonderful part of my life, and the skills I’ve learned and people I’ve met while organising programs and events will stay with me for life,” said Jade Bujeya, Youth Advisory Group member and Mount Alexander Shire Young Citizen of the Year.

If you are aged between 12 and 25 you can apply to become a member. You don’t need any previous experience to apply, just a passion for making a difference. YAG meetings are held after school on Wednesdays in Castlemaine. Catering is provided.

For more information and an application form go to Council’s youth website at www.mountalexandershireyouth.com.au/yag, visit the Civic Centre on the corner of Lyttleton and Lloyd streets in Castlemaine, or contact Shannon Lacy, Youth Development Officer, at youth@mountalexander.vic.gov.au or 5471 1700.

Applications close on Friday 26 March.

The Youth Advisory Group is an initiative of Mount Alexander Shire Council, supported by the Victorian Government’s Engage! program.



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