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Feb 8, 2011

Heywire Youth Issues Forum Begins

From Cunderdin to Cairns, Tennant Creek to Timboon, the ABC Heywire 2010-11 winners have descended on Canberra to share their stories, ideas and opinions. This year, AYAC’s Maia Giordano (Deputy Director – Young People) is sitting on the forum expert panel, as winners present to the panel issues that are important to them, and pitch ideas to improve the lives of young people in their communities.
In the past 13 years over 6000 young australians have shared their stories with Heywire. Each year, every ABC regional station chooses a winning entry from their area. The winners attend the Heywire Youth Issues Forum, participating in leadership, networking and skill building activities during the week, and have the chance to meet with Members of Parliament, Australian youth sector leaders and ABC staff.

This year, AYAC’s Maia Giordano (Deputy Director – Young People) is sitting on the forum expert panel, as winners present to the panel issues that are important to them, and pitch ideas to improve the lives of young people in their communities.

Find out more about day one:

http://www.abc.net.au/heywire/stories/2011/02/3130967.htm

Whats happening at the forum on monday?

  • Workshops on brainstorming and pitching your ideas
  • A tour of ABC Canberra
  • Lake Burley Griffin bike ride team-building challenge
  • Working on projects to improve regional communities for young people

What issues are the Heywire Winners Tackling?

  • alcohol, drug use and violence
  • small town survival
  • overcoming homophobia in rural communities
  • the environment
  • educational opportunities in regional Australia
  • mental health

To interview a Heywire winner call Felicity Greenland on 0417 192 808.


AYAC NEWS

The Australian Government has confirmed that AYAC’s funding will not continue after 1 July 2014. In spite of this, AYAC remains committed to serving the youth affairs field by providing an independent national voice and strengthening the youth sector.

However, we need your help to kickstart our new model and achieve future sustainability. Head to www.chuffed.org/project/support-ayacs-future to show your support!


May 14, 2014