Youth Council Applications and Youth Week Activities

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Applications to join the Stratford District Youth Council have opened in time for  National Youth Week, which is suitably themed “Our voices count; count our voices.”
If you really want your voice to count, then now is your chance to join the Youth Council and become a voice for Stratford youth.
Community Development Advisor Leanne Richards says the Stratford District Youth Council provides young people with a great opportunity to represent their peers and have a say about what happens in their community.
“The Youth Councillors are involved in a wide range of activities including everything from organising events of their choosing, addressing issues that impact on youth and providing recommendations to the Stratford District Council on a variety of proposals and projects,” says Leanne.
Youth Councillors are aged between 12 and 24 years and must live, work or go to school in the Stratford district.  They meet twice a month for one formal and one informal meeting.
“Being a Youth Councillor is a commitment and helps develop leadership skills, but it is also lots of fun,” says Leanne.
For this year’s youth week the Youth Council is organising a range of activities including a lunchtime barbecue with The Edge radio station at Stratford High School and the following youth events:
Pink Shirt Quiz Night at the Stratford Library on Friday 26 May from 7.00-9.30pm.  Tickets are $10 for a team of 4 and can be purchased from i-SITE.
Pool Party with DJ Marky B at the TSB Pool Complex on Saturday 3 June from 4.00-7.00pm.  Tickets are $3.50, which includes entry to the pool, and can be purchased from i-SITE.
Full details are available on the Stratford District Youth Council Facebook page or for more information contact Leanne Richards on (06) 765 6099 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..