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Fresh new format planned for Moree Plains Youth Council

THE Moree Youth Council is relaunching, with a new focus on civic engagement and jobs skills for young people.

Moree Plains Shire Council’s assistant community projects officer Jacqui Moore is a long-term co-ordinator of the Youth Council and is very excited about its new-look and refocused identity.

“Young people often ask why should they get involved and what’s in it for them,” Ms Moore said.

“With the new revitalised Youth Council, we’ve looked at ways to provide a valuable package that will help young people develop skills that are transferable for career development, while having fun and being involved in the community.”

Members of the new Youth Council will get access to:

  • Exclusive resume-building workshops with local and national employers;
  • Links to scholarships and educational opportunities; and
  • Youth Council will be invited to report to the Council’s Community Safety Committee

The Youth Council is open to children and young adults aged 12–25 year olds.

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If you are aged 12-25 years, you could be part of an enthusiastic group of young people who are gaining valuable skills, as well as having fun.

“I encourage the youth of Moree to sign up, regardless of whether they’re at school, TAFE or working. In particular, it would be great to have more young Aboriginal people come along,” Ms Moore said.

Ms Moore’s words are echoed by Skye Spooner, an existing member of the Youth Council.

“Being part of the Youth Council is a great way to get involved in the community, as well as gaining some valuable skills along the way,” Skye said.

“The fresh new format for the Youth Council sounds really exciting and I can’t wait to welcome new members.”

People are asked to submit their interest online at www.tinyurl.com/moreeyouth and they will be sent details of where and when the Youth Council meets.

For more information about the Moree Youth Council contact Dominic Wilcox, Community Development Officer, (02) 6757 3428 or email [email protected]

Media Release: June 14, 2017