Ambassador plans to help youth
SHE is young, passionate and willing to make a difference in her town.
Year 11 Warwick Youth Ambassador (YA) Ashleigh McArthur was selected to take part in the new program, Queensland Youth Forum, with 40 other youths from across the state.
The program will allow the youth to represent the views and issues of their peers while discussing the topics for feedback for the Queensland Government.
As a part of Ashleigh’s application process she detailed what she was involved in at Warwick and what advice she could offer for development of youth.
Since becoming a YA this year, the Warwick State High School student, has worked on different areas in the region to help improve the options for youth in the community.
Ashleigh is working on her project Septemberfest with fellow YA’s Verity Thorburn and James Clarke, which will take place on Saturday.
The project is aimed to raise money for youth depression while displaying the Rose City’s best musical talents and giving the region’s youth an event to attend.
Her aim for the Youth Forum is to improve what is offered for youth in Warwick to begin with and to learn more about how to improve her role.
Ashleigh’s passion for all things youth is simply because she is at that stage in her life and she wanted to make a difference for teens in the region.
The program will allow Ashleigh to develop her leadership skills, meet a range of influential speakers, generate policy and program ideas for consideration by government representatives and develop ideas and projects for their community.
“I am a young person and I know we need all the opportunities we can get and I want to improve those opportunities,” Ashleigh said.
“There are 40 of us, only a few, but hopefully we can help.”
Ashleigh will head to Brisbane this Sunday to participate in the five-day forum.