Gwydir Shire Council is seeking expressions of interest from young people who want to make a difference in their community. The Youth Council will meet on a monthly basis and inform decisions made by Gwydir Shire Council on their behalf.

This is your opportunity to make a difference and be involved in the change you want to see.

Youth councils are a form of youth voice engaged in community decision-making. Youth councils exist on local, state, provincial, regional, national, and international levels among governments, non-government organisations (NGO), schools, and other entities.

BENEFITS OF JOINING A YOUTH COUNCIL

The benefits young people gain from participating in a youth council depend on what each member puts into the council. If young people make the most of their opportunities they will:

  • learn how to work with other young people
  • build strong and lasting friendships
  • develop greater self-esteem and self-confidence
  • develop communication skills
  • develop leadership skills
  • develop organisational skills
  • gain self-worth and inner-strength to battle negative peer pressure
  • develop winning attitudes
  • learn how to take responsibility for their actions
  • contribute to making a difference in their community

 

Click here to complete application form online