The City of Whittlesea has established an inaugural Youth Advisory Committee (YAC). The YAC will be made up of between 8 – 15 young people aged between 12 – 25 years who have strong connections to the Whittlesea Local Government area. Find out more below:
The City of Whittlesea is happy to announce the formal endorsement of the membership of the Whittlesea Youth Advisory Committee 2020. Click on each name to read a biography of each of the committee members.
Hi, my name is Chloe, I enjoy listening to all kinds of music and have a passion for debating, public speaking literature and social justice.
I applied to join the Whittlesea YAC as I saw this as an opportunity for me to have a platform on which I can improve the lives of my fellow young people in my community.
I am excited to learn about the processes of politics and how I can get involved in order to make positive changes within society.
Hi, my name is Narjas, I enjoy reading, sport and watching TV. I have a passion for global politics and human rights.
I applied to be part of the YAC so that I could interact with Council in order to make Whittlesea’s youth feel safe, supported and connected.
I am looking forward to being able to discuss relevant issues and putting constructive plans in place to help tackle these issues.
Hi, I’m Jibreel. My favourite things to do in my down time include listening to music and watching movies. I am also involved in lots of activities outside of school including playing basketball and playing the piano. I have an interest in climate change, mental health and young people having a voice on issues that are important to them.
I have participated on a youth committee before and have found it a successful way to raise awareness around mental health and also being able to cater to the needs of young people. I want to be able to take mu ideas and make them happen through being part of the Whittlesea YAC.
I am looking forward to meeting new people and creating change and awareness for the benefit of youth in Whittlesea.
Hi, my name is Aron, I’m passionate about music, gaming and getting involved in volunteering. I have a particular interest in coding and computers.
I wanted to be part of the Whittlesea YAC as I was looking to take my volunteering further. I am passionate about helping my community and particularly young people.
While being involved in the YAC, I am looking forward to meeting new people and organising and planning events.
Hello, I am Miranda. I enjoy watching footy, dancing, spending time with family and friends and I especially enjoy going out to restaurants and trying new foods.
I applied to be part of the Youth Advisory Committee because I believe young people like myself can make a difference.
I am looking forward to meeting new people and making connections with other young people in the Whittlesea community.
Hello, my name is Bineet, I have a passion for law, politics and aviation and in my spare time I enjoy getting out and riding my bike.
I applied to be part of the Youth Advisory Committee to make sure that problems faced by young people are presented before Council.
Over my term on the Whittlesea Youth Advisory Committee I am looking forward to productive change and helping young people in our community in the best possible way. I am also looking forward to meeting new people and better understanding some of the issues facing young people across the City of Whittlesea.
Hi, my name is Annie, I am passionate about representing communities and being able to discuss the needs of people who are under-represented.
Hi, I’m Tiff, I love playing football and I also enjoy dance.
I wanted to be part of the Youth Advisory Committee to be able to give young people opportunities and access to programs I wish I had been able to access when I was younger.
I am looking forward to working with others in order to open opportunities for young people in the community and raising the voice of young people within Council.
Hello, my name is Elise. In my spare time I enjoy either being part of our watching sport. I play soccer and football and love being active.
I saw the youth advisory committee as a great opportunity to be involved in making changes to youth services in regards to public access to physical activity facilities.
I’m looking forward to learning new things and seeking positive change in regards to physical activity programs within the community.
Hi, my name is Queen. In my spare time I love to read and am passionate about Art.
I applied to be part of the Youth Advisory Committee to be able to further explore leadership opportunities as I am very interested in further pursing leadership opportunities.
Over my term on the Whittlesea Youth Advisory Committee I am looking forward to being involved in planning events and activities.
Hi, I’m Tabitha and I am honoured to have been voted in as the Whittlesea YAC Youth Co-Chairperson for 2020. In my spare time I am a passionate netballer, being both a player and coach.
I am also very interested in amplifying young people’s voices in education and within schooling systems.
I applied to be part of the YAC so that I can help bring the voice of young people to the forefront of Council’s decision making processes.
I am looking forward to working with a group of like minded young people to achieve positive things and make an impact on the community.
Hi I’m Korra. Makeup is a big part of my life, it allows me to express how I feel to the world. Video games is another hobby that helped me through a lot of tough times.
I’m a Māori transgender woman and I started my advocacy journey at 13. I had to overcome legal barriers, bullying and sexual harassment at school to live my authentic truth. Today, I’m also passionate about reconnecting with my Whānau from the Ngāti Moko Marae in Te Puke, New Zealand.
Hi, my name is Savhannah. I enjoy writing, blogging and creating Art in my spare time. I also love all things Broadway related.
I applied to be part of the Whittlesea Youth Advisory Committee as I want to have a say on behalf of neurodiverse people.
I am looking forward to being able to actively participate and have a say as a youth advisory committee member.
Hello, I’m Sheriline, I have a passion for exploring topics of and solutions to climate change and sustainability, equality, mental wellbeing and education. In my spare time I enjoy reading and watching TV.
I wanted to be part of the YAC in order to make a difference and to learn to use the privilege I have to help others in the community.
I am most looking forward to debating and sharing ideas with others, listening to others’ different perspectives and being able to work together with the local government.
Hi, my name is Zara, in my spare time I enjoy cooking, gardening and learning new skills.
I applied to be part of the Youth Advisory Committee as I am interested in raising awareness about important issues concerning the youth and also providing young people with an opportunity to voice their opinions in the City of Whittlesea.
For more information about the Whittlesea Youth Advisory Committee, contact Liz Wyndham on 9404 8800 or email: Liz.Wyndham@whittlesea.vic.gov.au