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Youth lead the way

Last updated: 22/08/2016 9:58 PM
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Five local councils have teamed up to deliver a youth-led conference to empower young people.

The 2016 YACtivate! Conference, organised by the Youth Advisory Councils (YACs) of Mosman Park, Subiaco, Kwinana, Rockingham and Augusta-Margaret River, took place on Sunday 14 August.

More than 100 enthusiastic young people turned out to network, share ideas and common issues between YACs, celebrate their achievements and encourage leadership development.

The YACtivate! Conference is just one of the ways the Department of Local Government and Communities (DLGC) supports the community engagement of young people.

DLGC provided $5,000 to support the conference and shared a presentation about the department's youth initiatives and grants programs.

Other initiatives include the recent update of the Youth Participation Kit, a publication designed to provide practical advice to organisations and young people about getting involved in the community.

Minister for Youth, Tony Simpson opened the conference and launched the refreshed publication.

The inaugural YACtivate! Conference was held in 2015, coordinated by the Town of Mosman Park.