Blacktown Council youth ambassador program opens fornominations

Young voices needed: Blacktown mayor Stephen Bali with 2017 Youth Ambassadors Jessica Szakacs and Maddalyn Bokenham.
Young voices needed: Blacktown mayor Stephen Bali with 2017 Youth Ambassadors Jessica Szakacs and Maddalyn Bokenham.

Do you know a student aged between 15-18 who enjoys public speaking and is keen to make a difference in the community?

Nominations are now open for Blacktown Council’s 2018-2019 Youth Ambassador Program.

“Being Blacktown City Youth Ambassador is a really important role, and it’s quite moving once you realise how much of a voice and impact young people can have,” 2017 ambassador Maddalyn Bokenham said.

2016 Youth Ambassador Keiran Hagerty added: “My self-confidence, my self-esteem, my public speaking skills and interpersonal skills have sky-rocketed since the program.”

Youth ambassadors represent Blacktown City at a number of council functions such as citizenship ceremonies and civic receptions.

Applications close March 23. Go to blacktown.nsw.gov.au for an application form.

The program is a great way for young people to connect and become actively involved in their local community.

“It helps to build confidence and is a great opportunity for students to make a difference in Blacktown City,” mayor Stephen Bali said.