Youth Advisory Councils Gather from Around WA for YACtivate! 2018
More than 130 young people from Youth Advisory Councils across Western Australia as well as 25 Community/Youth Development Officers gathered to participate in the third YACtivate! youth conference on Sunday 12 August at YouthZone in Kwinana.
The event brought young people aged between 12 and 25 from across WA to network, share ideas, celebrate youth achievements and empower young people through leadership development opportunities. The program included a presentation by WA Youth Ambassador 2018 and founder of Alpha Motivation, David Castelanelli which was a highlight for many of the attendees.
Olivia Martin, MPYAC Chairperson, said: ‘Being part of the planning and development of this year’s YACtivate! has been an amazing experience! The whole day was jam packed with fantastic team building activities, inspiring speakers and the best part was meeting new, likeminded people. YACtivate! 2018 lived up to its expectations and cannot wait to see what’s in-store for next year’s event!’
Ms Martin encouraged all young people to get involved with their local Youth Advisory Councils, as whether they’re looking to meet new people, develop their leadership skills, or be a voice for young people in their communities – there was something in it for everyone.
She advised that the Mosman Park YAC met on the evening of the first Thursday of each month and new members were always welcome. She said soon the MPYAC would announce the winners of the Mosman Park Youth Advisory Grants which was a highlight of their year’s events, as well as STOMP! which would take place on Sunday 16 September, and participation in both of these programs was very rewarding for young people.
YACtivate! 2018 was hosted by the Mosman Park, Kwinana, Busselton and Margaret River-Augusta Youth Advisory Councils.
For more information about YACtivate! 2018, or to find out more about joining the MPYAC, visit their Facebook page at facebook.com/mypac