What is the Southland District Youth Council?
Every year, students aged between 16 - 18 are chosen to represent their school on the Southland District Youth Council.
The Youth Council is a way for young people to connect with one another and make sure their voices count.
Youth Councillors represent the views of Southland’s youth and the issues important to them. They work with council staff, elected members, other young people and their communities to make a difference.
What do Youth Councillors do?
Members get involved in their communities by:
- Organising youth events
- Serving as the voice of young people to council and the government
- Looking at ways to improve their communities for young people
- Taking part in community projects
I’m keen – what do I have to do?
Youth Councillors are expected to:
- Attend meetings approximately every six weeks
- Be available for training and conferences
- Get involved in their communities
- Represent other young people
- Help organise Youth Council events
Questions about youth council?