Federation Youth Council

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What is the Youth Council?

The Federation Youth Council comprises a group of young people aged 15 & 25 years and provides young people a forum to express their views, advise Council on youth-related issues,  and help organise youth driven and focused events and activities. 

2018/2019 Federation Youth Councillors

The Federation Youth Councillors for 2018 /2019 are:

Dylan Forge is 15-year-old student who attends school at The Scots School Albury, after receiving an academic scholarship in early 2017. He comes from a large football and farming family. He is passionate about connecting youth throughout our council and dealing with issues that are concerns to all current youth. Dylan’s other hobbies and passions include playing his bagpipes, footy, cricket, farming and reading. He has engaged in many other community based activities like Corowa Leos, Student Representative Council (SRC), community garden, Lions public speaking and volunteering at St Mary’s Catholic Church. Dylan joined the Federation Youth Council to help gain a better platform to voice his opinion on issues facing youth. He is very proud of his position as Youth Mayor and is striving to do all to benefit his peers.

Olivia Hughes is a senior student at Corowa High School and is on the Student Representative Council (SRC). With her enthusiasm for maths, she hopes to further her studies in engineering or find a career path in the Royal Australian Navy. Olivia enjoys playing netball and is a competitive rower, reaching state level multiple times. She joined the Federation Youth Council to collaborate with other passionate youth and make changes that will bring youth closer together. 

Liam is aged 15 and he attends Oakland’s Central School. He is a former Young Citizen of the Year and local Achiever. Liam enjoys many hobbies like reading, drawing and playing video games. Liam decided to join the Federation Youth Council in the hope to give youth the opportunities and enjoyment they deserve. 

Caitlin is a 16-year-old currently attending Corowa High School. She has the hopes of becoming a mechanic panel beater in the future. Caitlin is a self-proclaimed “Rev Head” who loves everything about fast cars. She absolutely loves music and performing. Caitlin decided to join the Federation Youth Council as she has a passion for the youth of today and the youth of the future. 

Tyler is aged 17 and he attends Corowa High School. He is a second degree Muay Thai instructor and student. Tyler decided to join Federation Youth Council because he wanted to make sure that youth had more of an impact in our council area.

Noah Little is the Associate Pastor for Youth at Corowa Baptist Church. He has held this role since early 2017. He is passionate about young people, working for change, good coffee and mountain biking. On Thursdays, you will find Noah at Corowa High School where he runs a lunchtime group for SRE students. He also coordinates Fortify Youth, the Combined Churches Youth Group in Corowa. Noah joined the Federation Youth Council to better understand the issues facing youth in Corowa.  

Meeting frequency

Meetings of the Youth Council are held on Tuesdays, usually every four weeks.  

Where and When

Meetings take place at the Corowa Council Chambers / Community Meeting Room, 100 Edward Street, Corowa and the Oaklands CWA Rooms, Cnr Milthorpe & Coreen Street, Oaklands. 

Time

4:45 pm – 6:45 pm (Corowa) and 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm (Oaklands). 

Want to know more?

If you would like to more about the Youth Council contact Amber Harvey, Community Development Team Leader on 02 6033 8974 or email youthcouncil@federationcouncil.nsw.gov.au 

How can you become involved?

If you would like to be part of the Youth Council, you can nominate by completing the Complete the online Nomination Form or download and print the nomination form(PDF, 201KB)