New youth empowerment project seeks young leaders, creatives and game-changers

New youth empowerment project seeks young leaders, creatives and game-changers
Release Date: 
Wednesday, 11 October 2017

The City of Armadale is on the hunt for a group of young leaders, creatives and game-changers aged 12 to 18 years to participate in an exciting new youth empowerment project.

The new program, the Kinetic, will consist of a small group of young people interested in addressing youth issues affecting them, their friends, school and community, who want to do something to create positive change, over the course of the year.

City of Armadale Mayor Henry Zelones OAM, JP said the new project is an exciting opportunity for the City to connect with a small group of up to 40 diverse local young people.

“We are looking for local young people who are ready to embrace challenges, and channel their passions, ideas and creativity into great things for youth in the City, to join the Kinetic project.”

The group will be presented with many opportunities to develop new skills, try new experiences, meet and be mentored by inspiring leaders including rappers, storytellers, local thought-leaders and game changers.

Through a series of workshops, chill sessions and projects, young people will get the opportunity to express their opinions, ideas and voice on important youth issues and create and implement projects for City of Armadale youth and the wider community to address those issues.

“The workshops will aim to boost creativity, encourage conversations, foster inspiration, unlock potential and encourage the young people to think differently,” added Mayor Zelones.

Students must be available to attend occasional after school workshops during the term and during the school holidays in 2017 and 2018 to complete four final projects, completely driven by them.

“The projects will give young people the platform to become empowered citizens in their communities, develop integral leadership and creative skills and make a positive impact on the issues affecting their lives and communities.

The City has been afforded the opportunity to create this inclusive new project thanks to a $10,000 Youth Engagement Grant from the Department of Communities.

If you are, or know of, a young person who is keen to have their voice heard and see their ideas come to life in their own community, email info@armadale.wa.gov.au or call 9394 5637 today to find out more or receive the application form.

Applications close 5pm Monday 6 November.

For more information on this topic contact:

Phone: (08) 9394 5000
Email: info@armadale.wa.gov.au

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