January 29, 2018

$120,000 TO ENGAGE MORE YOUNG PEOPLE IN GOLDEN PLAINS SHIRE

Young people in Golden Plains Shire will have more opportunities to actively participate in and connect with their local community through the Andrew Government’s Engage! 2018-20 program.

Member for Buninyong, Geoff Howard joined Golden Plains Mayor, Helena Kirby and local youths at Lethbridge Skate Park to announce a grant for $120,000 to coordinate the Connections & Pathway Program.

“The program will engage with young people aged 12 to 25 from the Golden Plains Shire to increase skills, networks and leadership opportunities as a pathway to active participation in community and work-life,” Mr Howard said.

“Young people involved will have a key role in developing projects within the program to ensure they have their say in the decisions that affect their lives.

“By working with other young people to gain hands-on experiences, participants will gain confidence and skills which will help them achieve their goals and to become involved in our community.”

Engage! supports the Andrews Labor Government’s ongoing commitment to better connect young people with their communities, as outlined in the Youth Policy: Building Stronger Youth Engagement.

The Youth Policy also supports young people to have their say and participate in decision-making on government policy and practices.

107 projects from across the state have shared in $12.3 million as part of the Engage! 2018-20 program.

For more information, please visit www.youthcentral.vic.gov.au