Youth InterACT is the ACT Government youth participation strategy which encourages participation by young people in the community and to provide opportunities for young people to contribute to discussions on youth issues, to participate in Government policies and programs on matters concerning young people. This includes advising the Minister for Multicultural and Youth Affairs, on the issues and concerns of young people in the ACT.
The initiative comprises:
- Youth Consultation
- Youth Advisory Council (YAC)
- Young Canberra Citizen of the Year Awards
- Grants & Scholarships
- Annual Youth Conference
Youth InterACT aims:
To actively involve young people in decision making processes about topical issues that affect and interest young people.
To engage young people in meaningful ways in all areas of life at an individual, organisational and community level and ensures they have a voice within the government;
To ensure young people experience elements of citizenship and democracy in their everyday lives, in realistic and holistic situations, with meaningful outcomes and actions resulting from this participation, and
To provide funding to young people who wish to attend an activity of a learning capacity, conferences, personal or career development, or wish to put on an event or run a project for young people in the ACT.
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The Office of Youth Engagement in the Community Participation Group (CPG) administers Youth InterACT.
Youth Engagement is a part of the Community Services Directorate.
For further information contact Youth InterACT on firstname.lastname@example.org (02) 6205 3064.