WHAT IS THE
YouthWorX NT believes that youth participation is essential to the delivery of quality services for young people. In its facilitation of a youth Leadership Academy, the organisation provides young Territorians with meaningful opportunities to directly participate in the services designed to support them.
The Leadership Academy is a mechanism to authentically engage young people and embed their voice by providing leadership opportunities to contribute to service design, service delivery, community engagement and local and national policy advocacy. The Leadership Academy empowers its young members to collaborate with their peers, inspiring and mobilising themselves and others towards a common purpose and to effect positive change.
YOUTH AMBASSADOR ACTIVITIES
Leadership Academy members are regularly called upon to represent young local people and YouthWorX NT. Examples of past Youth Ambassador activities include:
1. Youth Ambassador Opportunities
Provide opportunities for young Leaders to represent YouthWorX NT and other young people as Youth Ambassadors to contribute to the shaping of positive community perceptions, and to contribute to youth services design, service delivery, community engagement and policy advocacy.
2. Develop Young Leaders
Provide opportunities for young Leaders to develop personal and professional skills which emphasise social and emotional competencies including self-awareness, collaboration, empathy and relationship-building.
3. Community engagement
Support young Leaders to work on projects that promote the strengths, talents and stories of young people, including projects aimed at effecting positive change in the community. Offer authentic opportunities for young leaders to make decisions and effect change, in an environment of support in which young people can reflect on their experiences.