Frankston Youth Council
The Frankston Youth Council are a youth action group and advocacy that are made up of twenty 12-24 year olds who live/work/study within the Frankston municipality. Young people who participate in the Frankston Youth Council come from a range of different backgrounds and have many varied life experiences.
To give an example of what Frankston Youth Council do during the year, they:
- provide advice and suggestions to Frankston City Council on issues that may affect young people in the community
- plan and organise run youth projects
- ·volunteer at events and within the community
- hearing from guest speakers from the community
- and having the opportunity to participate in training and workshops.
The past 2 years, they have decided to put their resources and focus on dealing with the issue of youth homelessness. This year they have volunteered at John Paul’s Community Companion Food Van and advocated on behalf of Youth2 Campaign at a Council meeting. And to top it all off, they have also been hard at work sourcing toiletries, snacks and drinks for this year’s batch of Kindness Kits. This year they have produced 75 Kindness Kits that have been donated to Community Support Frankston, Whitelion and Lifegate. These organisations were chosen by Frankston Youth Council because they work directly with people in need in the Frankston area
In 2014 to 2017, the Youth Council organised the Annual ‘Frankston 'Stand for Change', an anti-bullying event that has reached thousands of young people.
Be Part of a Change
Frankston Youth Council are currently looking for dedicated, passionate and hard-working young people to join the committee.
To be a part of Youth Council, you must be:
- Aged between 12-24
- Living, working and/or studying within the Frankston municipality (Frankston, Frankston South, Frankston North, Carrum Downs, Seaford, Langwarrin, Sandhurst, Skye).
Selection for the Frankston City Youth Council will take into account a fair balance of the following criteria: age, education, employment/unemployment, cultural background and suburbs of Frankston. It is considered that Youth Council will consist of 20 members.
If you are interested, please complete a Frankston Youth Council application form and send your completed application to firstname.lastname@example.org or hand in your application to Youth Central – 60a Playne St. Frankston by the 20th of December, 2019. If shortlisted, interviews will be held in January.
Frankston Youth Central
60A Playne Street
P. 03 9768 1366