Port Augusta's YAC (Youth Advisory Committee)
Youth Advisory Committees (YACs) are groups of young people aged 12-25 years who work in partnership with local councils to provide advice on decisions that affect their lives. However, YACs also plan activities and projects that encourage young people’s active engagement in their local communities.
Each YAC differs depending on their location, the demographics and also the social issues faced in their region. Some YACs also operate as formal section 41 sub-committee of Council, others use informal structures, clusters (two or more councils) or operate as interest groups that form and disband as required.
The purpose of the Youth Advisory Committee is
- strengthening local youth voice and having their say about the things that affect them in their local communities
- strengthening the communities’ support for young people, becoming actively involved in community life and influencing community development
- developing skills and partnerships from working with councils, state government and the broader community, and
- being involved in the development and implementation of local strategy or policy to address issues of concern and drive positive change for the community.
Port Augusta City Council and headspace- Port Augusta have joined forces to have a combined Youth Reference Group to strengthen local youth voice in Port Augusta and provide opportunities for young people to become actively involved in the community.
If you are interested in getting involved, please contact Dave McRae on 8641 4300 or firstname.lastname@example.org or just click on the link below which will take you to the headspace- Port Augusta website.