Youth Invited to Stand Up and Speak Out at the Goldfields Youth Forum 2022

Published on Thursday, 11 August 2022 at 11:58:45 AM

Young people in Kalgoorlie-Boulder are encouraged to speak out at the third annual Goldfields Youth Forum to be held on 2 September at the Kalgoorlie Town Hall.

Hosted by the City of Kalgoorlie-Boulder’s Youth Council and Youth Team, the event provides young people an opportunity to directly engage with service organisations and local leaders through panel discussions and interactive workshop sessions.

An impressive line-up of guest speakers will empower and inspire young people to speak up about what’s important to them and current challenges facing young people today.

Ashlee Harrison, CEO and Founder of zero2hero and the 2013 Young Australian of the Year finalist is one of the featured guest speakers for the evening. 

Discussions at the Forum will inform the City’s future Youth Strategic Action Plan (2023-2026).   

Youth Mayor Nandini Gera encourages all young people to come along and be heard by community leaders and youth support organisations.

“The Goldfields Youth Forum is an important opportunity for young people to stand up, speak out and ask questions. We want to hear what they believe can be done for them in our community,” Youth Mayor Gera said.

“The event is also a chance to hear from inspiring local and non-local speakers. Young people are not just future leaders but leaders in our community, having a platform for them to be heard is incredibly important,” she said.

The event’s founder, Amy Astill said she is pleased the event is still providing an opportunity for youth to speak about issues impacting their lives.

 “Three years ago, I founded the Goldfields Youth Forum because I was passionate about offering an opportunity to young people to feel empowered, to stand up, and to speak out,” Ms Astill said.

“The event is very significant to me as it marks its third year, with every installment becoming bigger and better.”

“It’s important that all young people, not specifically those interested in politics or public speaking, but all young people, participate in the annual Forum to ensure the voices of young people are heard by people who make decisions, affecting them, on their behalf,” she said.

The Youth Council has also arranged a range of delicious food and entertainment to keep everyone fuelled throughout the evening.

All aged 12-25 are encouraged to attend the event from 5pm to 8:30pm to help shape the future youth initiatives in our City.

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