About the Nhulunbuy Youth Council

Nhulunbuy Youth Council

The Nhulunbuy Youth Council program was introduced in 2019 and operates under the Nhulunbuy Town Board.   Applications for Youth Council membership are called for on a yearly basis. Young people want, and deserve, a voice in their community and a Youth Council provides an opportunity for that to happen.   A Youth Council is a formal group of young people that provides representation and advocacy for youth as well as building their own leadership abilities.

NYC 2021 (Absent - Deni)
(Back From Left to Right) Lucy Mander, Jordan Hay, Briana Mery, Kiyarnie Reynolds (Front) Sophia Rogers, Jasmin Mills (absent) Taylah Mills and Deni Seaniger

Youth Councils Purpose

  • To engage young people in Nhulunbuy Town Board’s decision-making processes
  • To increase the Town Board’s understanding of young people's perspectives and needs

Specifically the Youth Council will:

  • Engage young people in the Nhulunbuy area to have a voice in decision-making.
  • Ensure young people know the Youth Council exists for them to have a voice
  • Facilitate and promote events and projects to involve young people

 Aims:

  • Find, create and push for engaging activities for young people to be involved in and undertake.
  • Look at ways to improve the social and physical local environment
  • Promote sustainability within the local environment
  • Recognise and celebrate the fact that everyone is different
  • Create an environment which reduces discrimination, prejudice and the marginalization of youth
  • Facilitate forums for other young people to have a strong public voice

 

We are committed to advocating a Youth perspective to the Town Board and fulfilling a commitment to ensure Youth of Nhulunbuy have a voice.