Youth Forum 2020 is coming

Cr Josh Gilligan with participants of the Bright Futures program.

By Esther Lauaki

Wyndham’s young people are being invited to share their thoughts on the big issues at the upcoming Youth Forum 2020.
This month’s youth forum in Hoppers Crossing will allow students to have their say on what is important to the, – including everything from body image to climate change.
Their feedback will be used to shape youth services to better suit the needs of Wyndham’s younger generations.
Mayor Josh Gilligan said it was important to listen to the city’s young people and what they would need to live a more fulfilling life in Wyndham.
“We would like to hear the views of young people aged 12 to 25 who live, work, study, or spend leisure time in Wyndham, to take part Youth Forum 2020,” Cr Gilligan said.
“We want to hear about what local, national and global issues are important to you.
“Topics we will be seeking feedback on the day include, climate change, how to cope with stress and mental health issues, body image concerns, school and study problems and the impact of social media just to name a few.
“The information you share on the day will be used by Wyndham council and other youth services to demonstrate how we can all provide better and more appropriate services for young people.
“Young people will be using these services, so it is vital they help shape what they offer to them.”
Parents under the age of 25 are also encouraged to attend the forum and bring their children along.
The forum will be held at the Youth Resource Centre in Hoppers Crossing on March 19 between 10am and 2pm.
Information: Bianca Mancuso 8375 2346