Local young people invited to get Involved (20.02.2013)

Written on the 13 March 2013

Member for Southern Metropolitan Region, Georgie Crozier has invited local young people aged 12-25 years to apply to join the Victorian Coalition Government’s Youth Ministerial Advisory Committee – Involve.


Ms Crozier said the Involve Committee would give 19 young people the chance to have input into government decision-making by providing direct advice and feedback on issues affecting Victorian young people.


“It is important that the views of young Victorians are heard, our youth often have great ideas and can make a real contribution to their community.


“Involve is a great way for the government to listen and I encourage all those in the Oakleigh area to participate and apply.” Ms Crozier said.


The Involve Committee is made up of eight young people aged 12 to 17, eight aged 18 to 25, and one youth representative each from the Youth Affairs Council of Victoria, the Centre for Multicultural Youth and the Koorie Youth Council.


Minister for Youth Affairs Ryan Smith said the Coalition Government was committed to listening to the voices of young Victorians.


“The Involve committee is part of the Coalition Government’s youth engagement strategy which includes the Engage! grants, Youth Parliament, Shape It! and National Youth Week.


“Involve also provides young Victorians with the opportunity to meet with community leaders and develop skills and networks through training,” Mr Smith said.


For more information about Involve and to download an application form go to www.youthcentral.vic.gov.au/involve

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