Three members of Gunnedah Youth Council recently participated in the Luminosity Youth Summit in Port Macquarie.
The members were accompanied by Armidale Regional Youth Advisory Committee for the three-day summit.
Speakers included Survivor competitor and founder of mental health organisation LIVIN, Sam Webb; legally blind water ski and Spartan Race competitor, Ben Pettingill; hip hop artist and ambassador for cultural diversity, L-Fresh the Lion; and Nixi Killick, a country girl who has now taken the fashion world by storm.
“Six young people from Gunnedah and Armidale had the opportunity of a lifetime, being inspired and empowered to be their best selves and create their ideal futures,” Gunnedah Shire Council youth development offficer, Sewa Emojong, said.
“These opportunities are so important for young people in our shire – they are an invaluable capacity building tool to help our young people make positive change in our community and tackle issues they care about for the benefit of society.”
The summit also provided an opportunity for the Gunnedah youth to connect with other active youth councils.
Gunnedah Youth Council meets on Wednesdays from 4.15pm-5.45pm at the Cultural Precinct (The Civic meeting rooms) and is a place to showcase information and opportunities for young people aged 12-25 years, in Gunnedah and the surrounding region.
To find out more about Gunnedah Youth Council or to get involved, contact Sewa Emojong, on 6740 2100 or firstname.lastname@example.org