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Youth leaders shape City’s future

Published Monday, 9th March 2020

Local youth will embark on a series of exciting projects related to community safety, advocacy, inclusion, health and the environment after attending the City of Wanneroo’s School Leadership Program.

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Last week, more than 100 students from 11 local schools attended City-led Leadership Forums designed to empower young people to recognise issues affecting their local community and develop viable solutions.

The forums included a range of workshops and real-life scenarios to develop problem solving and leadership capability. Students will put their additional skills to practical use over the coming months as part of community action projects to be launched in September.

Mayor Tracey Roberts said the City was committed to promoting and cultivating leadership skills in young people.

“Young people are our future and it is important that their ideas are heard to ensure the City continues to be a great place to live, work and visit,” Mayor Roberts said.

“It was wonderful to see our young people demonstrate such community spirit, enthusiasm and quality leadership.

“I am really looking forward to seeing these projects come to life, covering important issues impacting young people including the environment, youth mental health and inclusive multicultural communities.

“I would also like to thank the teachers and parents who are supporting these young people in their leadership journey. Without them, these forums would not have been possible,” she said.

The 11 participating schools were:

  • Mindarie Primary School
  • Quinns Beach Primary School
  • Yanchep Secondary College
  • Carramar Primary School
  • Joseph Banks Secondary College
  • Rawlinson Primary School
  • Roseworth Primary School
  • Hocking Primary School
  • Ashdale Primary School
  • Wanneroo Secondary College
  • Ashdale Secondary College

For more information about services available for young people in the City visit: wanneroo.wa.gov.au/cowyouth, email: youth.services@wanneroo.wa.gov.au, or call 9405 5000.

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