Content Archived on the Web

This content has not been altered or updated since it was archived. Please check our menus for latest news items.

Last modified: 09 Nov 2021 2:59pm

Formal youth council photo with members in two rows, front row seated, rear row standing, wearing monogrammed hoodies or t-shirts

An opportunity to make a difference for the lives of young people in Selwyn is open.

Applications for the 2021/22 Selwyn Youth Council are open now and young people between 14 and 24 years of age who live in Selwyn are encouraged to apply.

The Youth Council is made up of 12 young people who are passionate about making a positive difference for young people in Selwyn.

This year it has supported and run a host of events including a BOOST Hip Hop workshop as well as supporting Mental Health Awareness week online and by organising purple shirt day events, hosted the ‘What do YOUth think’ survey to gather young people’s views on the district and took part in the monthly citizenship ceremony.

Youth Councillor Reece Mutonhori says he was encouraged by a friend to apply and he was really glad he did.

“It is an awesome opportunity to get involved with the community and give back.”

Born in Zimbabwe, he particularly enjoyed the opportunity to meet people from the many different cultures of Selwyn residents.

“I was privileged enough to be a part of citizenship ceremonies, in which gave me the opportunity to immerse myself in different cultures and learn heaps of new things. It was also special connecting with these new citizens as I was in a similar position not too long ago.”

Applications are open until Sunday 14 November.