Youth Council gets a refresh

by Anonymous Author

The Selwyn Youth Council has three fresh faces in 2018 with Chloe Duff, Ethan Richards-White and Taylin Smith joining the group.

Chloe and Ethan both attend Rolleston College, where representation on the Youth Council was particularly sought, while Taylin, from Dunsandel, attends Lincoln High School.

Youth Council chair, Paige Sullivan, said all three new members are great role models.

“We’re excited for the new and existing members of the Youth Council to continue contributing to Selwyn’s vibrant community,” she said.

“Projects on the radar include: the Selwyn Link bus service, What do YOUth think? consultations, and the very first Selwyn Youth Survey.

“We’re excited to brainstorm other ideas at our orientation weekend in Living Springs this month.”

Selwyn Youth Council held its first meeting of the year in February; with meet-and-greets and planning for the coming year. A team-building trip was held, which involved games, a lunch and ten-pin bowling. Paige Sullivan said the Youth Council was proud to be able to continue to give back to the community through its discretionary fund.

“The Selwyn Youth Project Fund is available to people or organisations who would like to see youth thrive in Selwyn through events or activities, which contribute to youth well-being. Applications are assessed at the Youth Council’s monthly meetings.”

More details on the Selwyn Youth Project Fund along with an application form can be found on the council website selwyn.govt.nz/services/community-activities/youth-council.