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The Selwyn Youth Council (SYC) consists of young people aged between 12 and 24 years old who live in the Selwyn district, and they provide a voice for the youth in their communities. SYC members meet to plan and deliver projects throughout the year aimed at strengthening the wellbeing of Selwyn youth. Members also assist in consultations and advise the Selwyn District Council on issues relating to youth, to increase understanding of young people's perspectives and needs.
Youth Council Members
Neaveh Maeder, Rolleston College, Central Ward
Erana Riddell, University of Canterbury, Central Ward
Ethan Richards-White, Rolleston College, Selwyn Central Ward
Inaki Cepeda, Ellesmere College, Ellesmere Ward
Emma Johnson, Ellesmere College, Ellesmere Ward
Issy Kennedy, Darfield High School, Malvern Ward
Laura Hann, Villa Maria, Malvern Ward
Chloe Duff, Rolleston College, Springs Ward
Jonathan Schwass, Middleton Grange School, Springs Ward
Ben Dodson, Lincoln University, Springs Ward
Taumutu Representative, TBC
Youth Council Apprentice Members
Jeremy Reed, Lincoln High School, Springs Ward
Scarlet Shannon, Waitaha School, Ellesmere Ward
The Selwyn Youth Council meet twice in each school term per year. Before each meeting a public forum time is available to allow anyone to present ideas or plans they have for the youth of Selwyn that the youth council could potentially support or assist with. If you or your group would like to book a time to present please contact us prior to a meeting via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Public forums are available 5:30pm-6:00pm with youth council meetings held 6:00pm-8:00pm.
Selwyn Youth Event Fund
The Selwyn Youth Council has established a discretionary fund called the Selwyn Youth Event Fund. It is managed by the youth council, and funding is to provide support for groups or individuals whose events or activities contribute to the strengthening of youth wellbeing in Selwyn.
At their monthly meeting, members of the youth council will assess the applications and distribute the funds as they see appropriate.
Please carefully read the Selwyn Youth Event Fund Policy and Guidelines before completing your Application Form.
For more information or any queries please email email@example.com
Youth Council Terms of Reference
The youth council's new Terms of Reference were ratified by the Selwyn District Council at their June 2017 meeting and updated July 2018.