Cr James O’Shea (Photo: Facebook)

June 5, 2024

Toowoomba Regional Council is inviting young people aged between 14-24 to apply for Council’s 2025 Youth Leaders Program.

Applications must be submitted by July 31.

Cr James O’Shea said the program helped young people learn about their community, gain leadership experience, become involved in community activities and provide a voice for their peers.

“The program, which has been operating since 2015, allows 25 people from across our region to learn about, and advocate to, local government, local communities, and youth services,” Cr O’Shea said.

“Our youth leaders play an important part in ensuring that Council programs are relevant to the needs of local youth and that activities are reaching as many young people as possible.

“We want applicants to bring fresh ideas and an enthusiastic outlook about building a better region.”

Previous initiatives have included collaborating with local youth services, organising events, developing environmental projects and volunteering at Queensland Youth Week activities.

“Young leaders have also represented our region at local, State and national forums that have helped to shape youth policy at all levels of government,” Cr O’Shea said.

“To be eligible for the program applicants must be aged between 14 and 24, live in the Toowoomba Regional Council area, be able to attend monthly meetings, plus be available for two training camps that are scheduled for September and December 2024.”

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