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Last modified: 29 Jul 2020 10:34am

11 teenagers in two rows, the back row standing the front row sitting all wearing matching grey hoodies or black t-shirts

Applications for the 2020/21 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 run youth-focused BOOST events, including BOOST Skate and BOOST Spook. Members also made public submissions to the full Council on issues affecting youth, 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 Council member Megan Nelis says the opportunity to speak up for youth and be heard by the district’s leaders was a highlight, along with being involved in organising BOOST Spook and attending amazing workshops and events.

Fellow member Erana Riddell says it also offered an opportunity to network with other young leaders on issues she was passionate about.

Mayor Sam Broughton says the Youth Council makes a valuable difference. “The Youth Council has been an active part of making Selwyn a great place to live. Anyone who wants to be part of that and help make cool things happen and support other young people should put their name forward for consideration.”

Anyone interested can complete an application online. Applications close Saturday 30 November. For more information or to apply