The Commissioner for Children and Young People has released two exciting new initiatives to help promote the voice of WA children and young people.
Initiative 1 – Change Champions
If you know a child or young person who is passionate about making their community a better place for others, please ask them to consider becoming one of the Commissioner for Children and Young People’s Change Champions.
Each school term, starting in Term 1 2021, participants will be asked a question like, ‘What needs to change in your town for young people?’ All participants will go into a draw to win a $25 gift voucher, with four drawn each term.
Find out more about Change Champions and consider encouraging young people you know to take part.
Initiative 2 – Commissioner for Children and Young People Participate Award
To celebrate the valued contributions that children and young people make to their communities, the Commissioner for Children and Young People sponsors the Commissioner for Children and Young People Participate Award, which is part of the WA Youth Awards presented by the Youth Affairs Council of WA.
The Participate Award recognises a young person between the ages of 12-17 who has shown outstanding dedication to making a positive change in their community and who has inspired other young people to participate.
They may have done this by:
giving young people a voice in important decisions
getting young people positively involved in their community
addressing a community need or issue
bringing groups together to create a stronger community.
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