Students in Bonner can have their say on the issues important to them by taking part in the 2021 Bonner Youth Advisory Council (BYAC).
Launched in 2020, BYAC invites each high school in the electorate to select students to take part in the program, which provides young people the opportunity to meet with Mr Vasta and other community leaders.
“BYAC participants can be chosen by their school or they can self-nominate for the chance to be the youth voice of their peers,” Mr Vasta said.
“These are the future leaders of our country and we want to share and learn about the issues important to them.”
Mr Vasta said it was also a great opportunity for young people to learn about the role government’s play in their local community.
“The more they understand how the levels of government work and who is responsible for what, it provides them a clearer path on how to get involved, give feedback and influence change on the matters they care about,” Mr Vasta said.
“If you would like to be part of the 2021 BYAC, you can be nominated through your local high school or contact my office.”
Mr Vasta said BYAC members would have the opportunity to meet with different Members of Parliament and other community leaders to learn about the role they play, and share their feedback on important matters.
“This is a fantastic opportunity for young people to have a voice and influence change,” Mr Vasta said.
Young people aged 15 – 17 can nominate for the BYAC by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org