As part of Council's ongoing commitment to elevating the voices of young people in decision-making processes, we have employed a dynamic group of young people to work as a Youth Engagement Service (YES) team. The YES team will be available to help guide, inform and contribute to the development of work undertaken—by Council departments, Council staff and community organisations—on behalf of the Macedon Ranges Shire community.
Our YES team are experienced in consultation processes, many of them having actively consulted with both Council and community as co-designers, on the design and delivery of 'Elevate, ' the 2018–2028 MRSC Youth Strategy.
Along with fresh perspectives on, and new approaches to, engaging with young people and the broader community our YES team brings a range of skills to the consultation table. These include:
- innovative survey design
- delivery and marketing
- online outreach and promotion
- youth summit and focus group facilitation
- one-on-one and group consultation experience with Council, Councillors, local MPs, schools and community organisations.
Our YES team have been engaged as part of a casual staff pool within the Youth Development unit and are available to other Council departments and community organisations seeking to better understand and strengthen the relationship between young people and the work they they do in, for and with the broader community.
To lodge a request to engage the YES team, submit an application form.
For any other queries regarding the YES team, contact the Youth Development unit on (03) 5422 0333.