he City of Armadale has received a grant to run a brand new, exciting youth engagement program that aims to empower young people to have a voice and make a difference on the issues affecting their lives, schools and communities.
The Kinetic will be a SMALL group of young people, changing the game BIG and will see up to 40 young people aged 12 – 18 years old living, working or studying in the City of Armadale offered the opportunity to be part of a core youth group who collectively identify four key issues affecting their lives, schools, families, friends and communities.
Over the next 11 months, the group will participate in a series of workshops and projects giving them the platform to become active citizens in their community, learn new skills, meet new friends, experience a leadership opportunity and advocate for and influence change on the issues affecting their lives in our community.
Partnering with some of the Armadale Youth Network member agencies/ organisations (eg YMCA, headspace, Scitech and more), each focus issue will incorporate the following key workshops/ projects:
Thought Leader Series
A workshop hosted by an Armadale Youth Network partner, to discuss the focus issue in detail, gaining valuable information from the young people and providing them a safe platform to have a voice and feel heard by their community.
An upskilling workshop for the group; enhancing their ability to formulate ideas, work as a team, improve communication and unlock their potential for development.(partnering with IZRA, MC Trooth and more).
Inspiration in Action Session
Together, the group will brainstorm a ‘solution’ to address the issue they have been focusing on; something they can realistically implement in the community to benefit the wider youth community in Armadale. A chance to see young people develop leadership skills and create positive change in their community.
Planning and development workshops
Here the group’s ideas will be implemented as key projects in the school holidays, free and open to the wider youth community.
Evaluate and celebrate
The group meet to discuss their achievements, evaluate the project’s strengths, weaknesses and future pla