Heywire Youth Issues Forum Begins
In the past 13 years over 6000 young australians have shared their stories with Heywire. Each year, every ABC regional station chooses a winning entry from their area. The winners attend the Heywire Youth Issues Forum, participating in leadership, networking and skill building activities during the week, and have the chance to meet with Members of Parliament, Australian youth sector leaders and ABC staff.This year, AYAC’s Maia Giordano (Deputy Director – Young People) is sitting on the forum expert panel, as winners present to the panel issues that are important to them, and pitch ideas to improve the lives of young people in their communities.
Find out more about day one:
Whats happening at the forum on monday?
- Workshops on brainstorming and pitching your ideas
- A tour of ABC Canberra
- Lake Burley Griffin bike ride team-building challenge
- Working on projects to improve regional communities for young people
What issues are the Heywire Winners Tackling?
- alcohol, drug use and violence
- small town survival
- overcoming homophobia in rural communities
- the environment
- educational opportunities in regional Australia
- mental health
To interview a Heywire winner call Felicity Greenland on 0417 192 808.