Aspiring young leaders who dream of representing their community can take the first step at a special school holiday workshop exploring the concept of civic leadership.
The City of Whittlesea is teaming up with the Centre for Multicultural Youth to run the free workshop, which will cover topics such as enrolling to vote, how to run for local government and how to have your voice heard to make a positive change in the community.
Chair Administrator Lydia Wilson said the workshop would be a valuable event for young people who might be interested in one day running for local, state or federal government.
“If you’re a young person who’s ever dreamed of representing your community as a councillor, or even a politician, this workshop will give you some practical tips on where to begin,” Ms Wilson said.
“It will also teach you how to have your voice heard and make a difference in the community, which are valuable skills for all young people.
“We look forward to one day perhaps seeing participants representing their community as City of Whittlesea councillors.”
Topics explored at the workshop will include:
- What is Civic Leadership? And how can you be a part of it?
- Young people running for local election – the who, what, when, where and how.
- Mock elections and understanding the systems
The workshop will run via Zoom on Thursday 30 September from 1.30 – 4.30pm, and registration is essential.