Attention Young People Who Want to Make a Difference

20 Jan 2017

Calling all young people who want to make a difference! The Project Now youth congress is a great example of what you can achieve as a member of the Blue Mountains Youth Council. Pictured is Youth Councillor Brodie Wylde at the Congress.

Blue Mountains City Council is interested in the needs and aspirations of young people in our community. If you are between 12 and 19 years old, live in the Blue Mountains and want to make a difference, why not join the Blue Mountains Youth Council?

Mayor, Cr Mark Greenhill said, “The Blue Mountains Youth Council plays an important role in advising Council on youth matters and our City’s future. It is an excellent opportunity to get together, be heard and make a difference.”

The Blue Mountains Youth Council is a committee of 20 local young people, who meet monthly to identify and discuss issues important to young people, plan and run events, and advise the Council. Successful applicants may remain members for two years and then reapply thereafter if they wish.

Anyone can apply if they live in the Blue Mountains and are between 12 and 19 years old. The Youth Council has young people from all kinds of backgrounds, nationalities and ages. Applicants don’t need any experience, just an interest in what’s happening around them. Nominations are open now until Friday 3 February 2017.

In 2016 the Blue Mountains Youth Council helped to organise an exciting youth congress ‘Project NOW’ that saw amazing youth-driven ideas turn into a reality. Some of the projects include the production of a radio show, a refugee support group, a community garden and an environmental awareness campaign called One Planet Week.

Blue Mountains Youth Councillor, Adam Tjoelker said, “Since joining the Blue Mountains Youth Council in early 2016, I have greatly expanded my opportunities to get involved and have a say in a wide range of community activities."

To apply or find out more, select the tab to apply on this website, or contact Council’s Youth Services Development Officer, Anita Kazis on akazis@bmcc.nsw.gov.au or 4780 5680.

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