Young people are being involved in every step of the development of the Youth Plan.
Youth Peer Researcher Group We want to speak to as many young people as possible, so we have recruited youth peer researchers to help us. The youth peer researchers, aged 16 to 25, have helped us design the survey for young people, and are now actively surveying young people aged 12-25 years. The youth peer researchers are paid roles, and all training is provided.
Youth Survey The Youth Survey will be used to understand how young people experience their lives in the Town, the challenges they face and their aspirations for the future. The findings of the Youth Survey will be used to create the Youth Plan, and the strategies and actions within it. Survey participants can also elect to join the draw to win a $50 Coles/Myer voucher. The survey closed on Sunday 21 March.
Young Changemaker Workshop The Town aims to empower young people to take the first steps to becoming changemakers and advocates in the community. At the Changemaker Workshop young people aged 12-25 will level-up their changemaking skills with a mini-masterclass on becoming a youth advocate and leader, meet young leaders already making a difference as well as like minded peers, and get a first look at the Youth Plan to have a say in how it comes to life. The workshop is taking place on Thursday 15 April, and bookings can be made here.
The Town has engaged the Youth Affairs Council of WA (YACWA) to help develop the Youth Plan. YACWA is the State's peak body for youth affairs and is widely acknowledged as a leader in the field of youth participation best practice.
To this end, YACWA have also employed a casual Youth Consultant to run the youth consultations.