Kids have been talking about climate change for some time. In 2017 the language changed. Kids attending workshops were using words like ‘anxious’, ‘concerned’ when discussing climate change and started asking about their future in a world with weather extremes. The University of Western Australia, Medical Scholarly Activity students, helped us with a survey of 100 young people across Australia. The result was a brief report to start a serious conversation about climate change and the mental health and well being of young people. Young People of Australia and Climate Change: Perceptions and Concerns was the result. Check out what kids had to say in the report Young People and Climate Change. Our thoughts were spot on – kids clearly had climate change on their mind.
MK Members Xavier, Hoang and Huda visited the Parliament of Western Australia to meet with Member for Swan Hills, Jessica Shaw MLA, to discuss their concerns and find out about the government’s climate change agenda.
Highlights of 2017
WA Youth Awards 2017 – Organisational Achievement
At the end of the year Millennium Kids was awarded the WA Youth Awards 2017 – Organisational Achievement Award for 21 years youth voice and action.
Kids on Country – A Case Study
The Kids on Country program was selected to be profiled on the Commissioner for Children and Young People’s Engaging with Aboriginal Children and Young People Toolkit. Check it out Kids on Country – A Case Study