Kiama Council plans youth forum

Kiama Council is working with a group of Kiama High School students to run a forum to brainstorm youth-related issues.

The council is hoping to attract young people aged 18 to 24 to join forces with the school students at the event on Wednesday, July 30.

The forum starts at 9.30am and finishes at 3pm. A free lunch and lucky door prizes will be provided.

It will be co-facilitated by The Frank Team, an education, training and mentoring organisation.

The forum is an activity of the Kiama Youth Belonging Project, a council initiative encouraging year 10 students to organise an event or activity that allows them to get involved in and help their community.

Co-ordinator Bonnie Hittman said the Kiama Youth Belonging Project allowed students to develop skills in community leadership, teamwork, communication and decision-making to assist them in future community-based and employment roles.

"All the ideas that come from the forum will be gathered in a report which council will use to guide its future planning for youth matters," Ms Hittman said.

"It will also identify other relevant stakeholders - transport providers, tourism operators, state government agencies - and get them involved in making the ideas a reality."

Anyone aged between 18 and 24 who wants to attend is asked to contact the Kiama Youth Centre on 4233 1276.

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