Seven inspiring young leaders came together yesterday as the Territory’s new NT Youth Week Ambassadors.
Representing the Barkly, Central Australia, East Arnhem and Top End regions, the diverse group has been chosen from a record number of applicants.
Ambassadors, aged 16 to 22, play a key role in the organisation and promotion of NT Youth Week and have chosen this year’s theme: “Break Free, Unleash Your Story”.
The theme is a call to action to empower and inspire all young Territorians.
NT Youth Week events will take place across the NT, including Tennant Creek and the Barkly from 6-16 April.
Also announced today, the young Territorians appointed as the 2023 NT Youth Round Table – with two hailing from the Barkly – Amber Plumb and Tyreake Banjo.
They come from across the NT and from a range of backgrounds as athletes, station hands, artists, youthworkers, aspiring lawyers and politicians, and school students. Their ages range from 15 to 24.
It’s the Territory’s 26th Youth Round Table, members of which will provide advice to the NT Government and inform the development of policies, programs and services that matter to young people.
The 2023 Round Table members will gather in Darwin for their first meeting on 11-12 March.
“I’m always inspired when meeting the young people who are ready to step-up and stand-up for what they believe will help to make a better future for the Territory,” said Minister for Youth Lauren Moss.
“Youth week is a fantastic opportunity for young people to come together, celebrate and think about their own futures.
“Our Territory Government supports these young voices, and I look forward to watching them grow as young ambassadors and round table members as prospective leaders.”
This article appeared in Tennant & District Times, 20 January 2023.