YAC giving Broome young people a voice

Released 21 February 2018

Young people are being asked to put their hands up to join the Broome Youth Advisory Council for 2018 as the Shire of Broome seeks to get them more involved in the future of their town.

Broome Shire Councillor and YAC Mentor, Mala Fairborn, said it was a fantastic opportunity for young people to have a say on issues that mattered to them.

"We're asking young people to put their hands up to join the Youth Advisory Council, so if you're young, passionate and care about this town, sign up because Broome needs you," Cr Fairborn said.

Participants will be involved in developing and delivering events and projects for young people in Broome, and will gain leadership, work and life skills by working closely with other members, mentors and Shire of Broome staff.

The group meets regularly and there are 10 positions available for young people aged from 14 to 24, with the only requirements being a positive attitude, commitment to attend and participate in meetings and events, and a passion for representing the interests of young people.

The Shire of Broome is also seeking nominations from workers in the youth sector who can act as mentors to the group.

Nominations for the YAC are open until 29 March 2018 and to apply or for more information go to the link below or pick up a form at the Shire, BRAC or Library.

The YAC is delivered by the Shire of Broome with funding support from Rio Tinto and is one of the initiatives identified in the Shire of Broome Youth Framework that guides the Shire’s involvement in youth services.

Media Contact: Shire of Broome Administration, (08) 9191 3456
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