In 2014, Council received State Government funding through the Youth Inclusion Program to deliver the YOUth Engage Project. The project aimed to empower young people in civic and community planning whilst simultaneously building the capacity of organisations to engage with, understand and support young people throughout the Rural City of Wangaratta.
The project included the development of a Youth Charter and youth engagement resources. The Youth Charter is a set of guiding principles that will support Rural City of Wangaratta’s commitment to actively involve and engage young people. It acknowledges the unique contributions that young people make in all aspects of community life.
Following the development of the youth engagement resources, training was delivered to support staff when engaging with young people. The training was open to all staff at the Rural City of Wangaratta, neighbouring local government staff and youth service providers.
The Youth Charter demonstrates Council’s commitment to young people in the community and acknowledges the unique contributions that young people make to all aspects of community life. The Youth Charter was adopted at the Ordinary Council meeting on 17 May, 2016.
If you would like to discuss the Youth Charter or Youth Engagement documents further, please contact Council's Youth Development Officer on 03 5722 0888 or firstname.lastname@example.org