Two young leaders from the Central Coast have been appointed to the 12-member NSW Youth Advisory Council for 2021-22.
Parliamentary Secretary for the Central Coast and Member for Terrigal Adam Crouch congratulated Jayden Delbridge from Wadalba and Leila Mangos from Point Frederick.
“Applying to be a member of the NSW Youth Advisory Council is highly competitive because there are only 12 positions offered, and this year’s recruitment process saw 585 people aged between 12 and 24 submit an application,” Mr Crouch said.
“It is a significant achievement for Jayden and Leila to be appointed to this influential position and I know they will both make our community proud.”
Minister for Families, Communities and Disability Services Alister Henskens said the Council provides young people with the opportunity to influence decisions that will create positive outcomes for their peers.
“There are many young people from all walks of life seeking to energise, lead and advocate for their generation and the best way to represent and serve our youth is to let their voice be heard,” Mr Henskens said.
Minister for Mental Health, Regional Youth and Women Bronnie Taylor said the Council will be a direct line to the NSW Government on behalf of their peers and their communities.
“It is fantastic to see so many young people stepping forward so we can work together to implement their ideas and address their issues,” Mrs Taylor said.
The work of the Council will be supported by Zoë Robinson, the Advocate for Children and Young People.
“Every year the members of the NSW Youth Advisory Council provide practical and valuable advice to Government. I look forward to working with the Council and supporting them in their good work,” Ms Robinson said.
The 2021-22 NSW Youth Advisory Council held its first online meeting last weekend and will regularly meet over the next 12 months.