The 2019 NT Youth Round Table will have their final meeting today where they will present and deliver their final projects and recommendations direct to Government for consideration.
The Youth Round Table consists of 16 outstanding young Territorians (aged 15 to 25 years) who represent the geographic, cultural and ethnic diversity of the Territory and are taking on leadership roles in their communities.
The Youth Round Table is a platform for young Territorians to raise issues and communicate their ideas direct to Government.
The projects that the Youth Round Table members will present today include:
- Ongoing involvement in the NASA Rocket Launch in Nhulunbuy 2020
- Water conservation in Alice Springs
- Creating cultural calendars for foster and kinship carers
- Recycling vending machines across the Northern Territory
- Youth suicide prevention and mental health awareness through the design and sale of a clothing line ‘PRVT Apparel’
The Territory Government will consider the youth issues, concerns, and ideas raised in the members’ projects and from discussions throughout the year.
The Territory Government congratulates Youth Round Table member Mitchell Ford from Katherine, who was recently named the 2020 NT Young Australian of the Year.
As noted by Minister for Territory Families Dale Wakefield
“Young people are the future leaders of our nation. As a Government, we are investing in the future of the Territory by giving young Territorians a voice and an opportunity for them to shape current and future policies, programs, and services.
“This year’s NT Youth Round Table members are outstanding young Territorians who have bright ideas for our future, as well as concerns that as a Government we have listened to, and will take on board when considering future policies, programs and services.
“I thank all the Youth Round Table members for their dedication, passion, time and energy. They are the future leaders of our nation.”
As noted by NT Young Australian of the Year & NT Youth Round Table Member, Mitchell Ford
“My time on the round table has been amazing in a lot of ways. It has challenged me and helped open my mind not only to the complex and unique issues facing Territorians but to so many other incredible young people all over the NT who are so passionate about their communities. I am really grateful to be a part of the 2019 Youth Round Table.”