Youth Development wrap up 2017/18

Published on 01 December 2018

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The strategy aims to both approach long standing issues by investigating and supporting local strengths, as well as involve and empower young people more deeply in the decisions that affect them. Aspects of the Strategy such as the diversity area, have brought traditionally isolated young people into projects like Youth Making Changes Around Burnie (YMCAB) along with providing a better avenue of information for Council over concerns of differing groups of young people.

The Burnie Youth Council has been operating for 16 years and is comprised of two representatives from each school and college in the Burnie municipality. The Youth Council provides members with a unique opportunity to participate in civic education and gain a greater understanding of local government. Burnie Youth Council provides the Council with valuable links and insight into the strengths and challenges of Burnie’s young community.

In 2018 the Burnie Youth Council is led by Youth Mayor Georgie Blake from Burnie High School, Deputy Youth Mayor Senior Bellamy Paine from Marist Regional College, and Deputy Youth Mayor Junior Millie Lithgow from Leighland Christian School.

Youth Making Changes Around Burnie is an active group of young people aged 14-25 who organise, facilitate and promote events for young people in Burnie. YMCAB meets on a monthly basis and provides a safe, friendly environment for young people to discuss ideas and concerns and turn these ideas into reality for youth in the Burnie area. YMCAB also delivers various events such as the colour run, film nights, music gigs, activities and fundraising.

YMCAB members are also involved in the organisation and delivery of the National Youth Week event along with contributing to consultation on various aspects of youth culture and expectations.

The strategy aims to both approach long standing issues by investigating and supporting local strengths, as well as involve and empower young people more deeply in the decisions that affect them. Aspects of the Strategy such as the diversity area, have brought traditionally isolated young people into projects like Youth Making Changes Around Burnie (YMCAB) along with providing a better avenue of information for Council over concerns of differing groups of young people.

The Burnie Youth Council has been operating for 16 years and is comprised of two representatives from each school and college in the Burnie municipality. The Youth Council provides members with a unique opportunity to participate in civic education and gain a greater understanding of local government. Burnie Youth Council provides the Council with valuable links and insight into the strengths and challenges of Burnie’s young community.

In 2018 the Burnie Youth Council is led by Youth Mayor Georgie Blake from Burnie High School, Deputy Youth Mayor Senior Bellamy Paine from Marist Regional College, and Deputy Youth Mayor Junior Millie Lithgow from Leighland Christian School.

Youth Making Changes Around Burnie is an active group of young people aged 14-25 who organise, facilitate and promote events for young people in Burnie. YMCAB meets on a monthly basis and provides a safe, friendly environment for young people to discuss ideas and concerns and turn these ideas into reality for youth in the Burnie area. YMCAB also delivers various events such as the colour run, film nights, music gigs, activities and fundraising.

YMCAB members are also involved in the organisation and delivery of the National Youth Week event along with contributing to consultation on various aspects of youth culture and expectations.