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Salisbury Youth Council

Salisbury Youth Council 2012

About Youth Council

The Salisbury Youth Council is an opportunity for young people to make a difference in the community, to be involved in decision making and inform Council about issues that affect young people.

It's made up of 18 young people aged 14 - 25 who represent different schools, community groups, agencies or clubs in Salisbury. The Youth Council also has up to six mentors from key organisations in the community as well as three elected members.

Each year the Youth Council works on two main projects that are decided upon by the Youth Council members. These are things that they see as important for themselves and other young people. The project teams then plan, develop and implement activities around these ideas. They consult with other young people in the community and work with local businesses, community groups, youth agencies and organisations.

The Youth Council has worked on many projects including cyber safety, youth homelessness, safe partying, youth mental health, public art, safety at the Interchange, disability inclusion, anti-bullying,  domestic & family violence, young people & gambling and healthy eating.

 

Projects in 2020

Salisbury Youth Council are doing 2 key projects this year, Cultural Awareness and The Environment. Due to the Coronavirus restrictions they have been working hard to continue their 2020 projects online. 

The Cultural Awareness team has developed two surveys for Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (CALD)  and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander (ATSI) young people to gain some information about their experiences in the community. This information will then provide ideas for future projects. 

The Environment team is doing some DIY videos using recyclable materials and a gardening at home competition. 

 In 2019, Salisbury Youth Council developed and hosted a pilot program called 'Life Beyond 18'. It was an 8 week crash course for young people aged 17 - 25 years. 

This program held at Twelve25 aimed to provide practical life skills, upskilling young people in the areas of finance, cooking, education, housing, centrelink, tax, Medicare, employment and personal wellbeing. 

In 2020, Salisbury Youth Council is in discussion with other organisations to potentially deliver this program again in the latter half of the year. 

Meanwhile check out the Youth in Salisbury Facebook Page to see these great projects and much more.

 

Joining Youth Council

Applications for Salisbury Youth Council 2021 will be available on mid-September 2020. For more information about joining Youth Council please contact Julie Brett on 8406 8540 | 0434 600 820 or email jbrett@salisbury.sa.gov.au