Youth to meet at Slade Campus

SOUTHERN Downs Regional Council Community Youth Worker will this weekend coordinate the South West Youth Engagement Forum (SWYEF) at Slade Campus, Warwick.

The forum will see approximately 100 young people (who have been selected) and 20 youth service providers from around the South West from as far as Cunnamulla and Charleville, come together.

"The young people will focus on local youth issues, skill development, project planning, sharing ideas and linkages between young people and local and state government," said Bonita Tyler, community youth worker.

"Not to mention there will be plenty of fun, networking and games," Ms Tyler said.

The South West Youth Network (key youth service providers in the South West) gained funding from the Department of Communities to develop the youth engagement forum further.

It has been run in the past very successfully and gives young people the skills to develop youth led projects in their community.

It also creates a great connection between young people from rural areas, and together they can provide a regional perspective on local issues affecting young people.

The weekend forum will commence on Friday night and will finish with activities on Monday at the local Warwick Indoor and Recreation Centre.

After attending the forum young people will have the chance to apply for funding up to $1,000 to develop a youth led project in their region.


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