The Youth Board of 15 young people were magnificent in 2020 – 2021. The team revelled in meeting on line but also sought out face to face opportunities at every turn.
Here are some highlights.
Patrick completed his Postcard campaign, with four postcards being printed showcasing his bird paintings with information about the plants they need in suburban gardens.
The postcards were produced and distributed to 16,000 houses thanks to a Town of Victoria Park grant.
The Youth Led Climate Deliberation team presented online to two international deliberative democracy panels, sharing their process for engaging young people in Western Australia. They received amazing support for their plans and met on line once a week for a 12 month period. Although they were not successful in getting funding for their project they voted unanimously to keep working on the process until they founds the right collaboration partner. Watch out 2022.
Niamh planned and delivered a weekend camp at Dryandra Woodland allowing 35 people to participate in a number of activities learning about the endangered numbat – her favourite animal.
Weekend activities were held in partnership with Friends of Lake Claremont and City of South Perth looking at raising awareness for the need to look after our precious urban bushland and wetland areas. Over 2000 plants were planted at Lake Douglas in Sir James Mitchell Park.
The Youth Board were super excited to have their work recognised at the United Nations Association of Western Australia Awards winning the Environment Award. The team were absolutely thrilled to be recognised for their work in National Banksia Awards 2020 taking out the award for Community and Charity.
It was a mighty year for a small group of dedicated young people who never gave up on their ideas to change the world – one kid at a time.
Check out our Annual Story. Millennium Kids – Annual Report 2021 Final
The Youth Board