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Young people wanted for YAG!

Smiling students with the colourful fold out Buzz It cards.

Monday 2 December 2019

Are you aged between 12 and 25 and want to have a voice for young people in our shire?

Mount Alexander Shire Council is seeking new members for its 2020 Youth Advisory Group (YAG). The group helps identify issues and solutions relevant to young people and delivers local youth events and projects.

“As well as being a really important voice for young people in our shire, YAG members get to run their own events and projects, which can be related to anything they’re passionate about,” said Shannon Lacy, Council’s Youth Development Officer.

“In 2019 YAG has delivered a youth awards festival, an activity day with older people and three Young Makers’ Markets. They’ve also been busy assessing our Quick Response Youth Grants and updating our Buzz It Card,” said Shannon.

Along with making a positive difference to the shire, YAG members receive training in areas such as public speaking, leadership and event management.

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 on Tuesdays from 3.45pm to 5.30pm at the Civic Centre in Castlemaine.

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, Council’s Youth Development Officer at youth@mountalexander.vic.gov.au or 5471 1700.

Applications close on Friday 13 December.

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

Image: Council's YAG members with the newly produced Buzz It cards.

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