Young leaders wanted

Advocate for Children and Young People Zoë Robinson in conversation with some members of the 2021 YAC. Picture: Supplied

Young leaders in Broken Hill are invited to apply for this year’s NSW Youth Advisory Council (YAC).

Passionate advocates have until Sunday to submit their applications for membership.

Zoë Robinson, Advocate for Children and Young People, wants to see a diverse group of applicants from across the state.

“We strongly encourage children and young people from a diverse range of backgrounds to apply for this unique opportunity to have a voice and make a difference for all young people across NSW,” she said.

“It is particularly important to have regional and rural representation on the YAC as often the experiences of young people in remote areas differs from their metropolitan peers.”

The 12-member Youth Advisory Council has a statutory role to advise the NSW Government on issues of importance to young people.

They meet regularly throughout a 12-month term to provide advice to both the NSW Government and the Advocate and to monitor and evaluate policies and legislation which affect young people.

“Ensuring that we hear the voices and understand the experiences of young people all across NSW can only help NSW Government better respond to their unique needs,” Ms Robinson said.

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For more information and to complete an application, visit www.acyp.nsw.gov.au.

Applications are open until March 13.

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