Sunday, February 25, 2024

Gladstone to host youth summit

Gladstone Regional Council is calling on young people aged 15 to 25 to have their say and make change in the region by taking part in the inaugural Gladstone Region Youth Summit.

Council says the Summit will be an interactive workshop where young people can speak up on issues that are important to them.

“This is for youth, led by youth, and delivered by youth,” Gladstone Mayor, Matt Burnett said.

“Key issues to be discussed include environment, mental health, education, employment and social issues, and these issues will form a report to advocate on behalf of young people to key decision makers in the Gladstone region.

“The Youth Summit is also about developing potential future leaders and creating conditions that enable young people to advocate for issues and matters they are passionate about.”

He said young people were often left out of important conversations and decision making that directly affects them and Council was committed to partnering with young people to ensure they are fairly represented in the local community.

The Gladstone Region Youth Summit will be held from 10am to 2pm on the upcoming Pupil Free Day, Friday 2 September, at the Philip Street Communities and Families Precinct.

Attendees go into the draw to win a Mearth RS Series Electric Scooter as well as other prizes to be drawn on the day.

Visit Council’s Conversations webpage to RSVP.

EVENTS DETAILS

WHAT: Gladstone Region Youth Summit – designed for young people aged 15 to 25 to encourage them to be fearless and bold, stand up, discover their voice and follow their passion
WHEN: Friday 2 September (Pupil Free Day), 10am-2pm
WHERE: Philip Street Communities and Families Precinct
COST: Free
RSVP: conversations.gladstone.qld.gov.au/youth-summit by 28 August.

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