Growing up in a rural or remote area can be a wonderful experience, and young people who live in these areas have great strengths, capacity and resilience. However, AYAC acknowledges that there are huge gaps when it comes to services for remote communities – such as education, housing, employment, mental health, and disability support – and AYAC is committed to working with young people and youth workers to maximise their opportunities.

AYAC believes that…

  • Young people have the right to adequate and appropriate youth-specific programs and support regardless of geographic isolation.
  • Youth support services are essential community services and have a strong role to play in generating broader community harmony.
  • Youth services significantly impact the wellbeing of remote young people and should be long-term, sustainable and based on best practice principles for working with young people.
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