THE GOLD Coast is full of talented and ambitious youngsters and now they are being encouraged to apply to be part of an exciting new youth initiative.
Six people, aged between 12 and 21, will be chosen to represent the state under the Queensland Youth Strategy Ambassadors program.
“This is a new program the Newman Government has introduced to showcase, celebrate and acknowledge young people who are working hard to reach their potential, as well as those who are inspiring or supporting other young people to do the same,” Member for Burleigh Michael Hart said.
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The six areas of connection in the Queensland Youth Strategy are family, friends and social networks; education, training and employment; health and wellbeing; volunteering and participation; supports and services; and arts and culture.
The six selected ambassadors will each receive a $1,000 bursary for personal or professional development, and will be supported to attend a personal development workshop in Brisbane.
Applications are now open and submissions are being taken until Monday 2 June.
For more information on the Queensland Youth Strategy Ambassadors program, including details on how to apply, visit www.qld.gov.au/youth.