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Investing in wellbeing

Last updated: 23/10/2015 9:51 PM
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‚ÄčA DLGC grants program is helping to improve the health and wellbeing of young people across Western Australia and develop their life skills.

A total of 16 community sector organisations and local governments received funding of up to $5,000 each through the Youth Activities Grants Program.

The program assists organisations to engage young people in community life, provide opportunities for youth to learn and develop life skills, and create environments to keep young people well and healthy.

The Town of Mosman Park was awarded a Youth Activities Grant and recently hosted a youth conference featuring workshops and panel discussions about public speaking, event management, marketing, photography and social media.

More than 50 young people attended the youth-led event which was developed by the Town of Mosman Park Youth Advisory Council (MYAC).

The MYAC is made up of young people from 12 to 25 years of age who live, work or study in Mosman Park and initiates and develops programs for young people in the local and broader community. 

The event provided the opportunity for YAC members across the State to network, celebrate achievements of YACs and participate in leadership development activities.

DLGC recently published an online information sheet on YACs for local governments which is available on the DLGC Youth Advisory Councils page.