Grants for National Youth Week

Western Australian councils are invited to apply for state government grants to organise activities for the 2011 National Youth Week. WA Youth Minister Donna Faragher announced on Friday that grants of up to $1000 were available to community organisations and local government authorities to plan events around the annual National Youth Week. Held from April […]

State agencies support Indigenous Kokoda walk

Indigenous youth leaders have completed a walk along the Kokoda trail thanks to state and federal government agencies and the private sector. As part of the Jobs Australia Foundation’s Indigenous Youth Leadership Program, 21 indigenous youths were sponsored to walk a Papua New Guinea track made famous by Australian and New Zealand soldiers during World […]

Young and restless

COMMENT By Amanda McKenzie   Recently I met an 11-year-old, Amy, at a school in Victoria. Like many primary school children she was able to articulate the science and issues surrounding climate change clearly. However, what stuck with me was Amy’s deep concern for her own future and the future of her peers. Amy will have […]

UK councillors, ministers to be shadowed for youth initiative

By Rob O’Brien A major initiative to engage young people in public office has been launched recently in the UK with an eye on creating leaders for tomorrow. The Youth of Today, a major youth leadership programme for young people aged 13-19, was launched by Prime Minister Gordon Brown to inspire and develop leadership in communities. The initiative […]


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