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Cessnock City Council Presents Youth Engagement Strategy 2021-25 in Public Exhibit | The advertiser – Cessnock

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Cessnock City Council is seeking community input on a strategy to improve the lives of young people in the Cessnock local government area. Now on display to the public, the Youth Engagement Strategy 2021-25 (YES) provides direction to the board to support better life outcomes for young people in the region, promoting their growth, education, security, feeling belonging and their ability to work in a meaningful way. contribute to the region. The YES is an initiative of the Cessnock Youth Center and Outreach Service (CYCOS) and has been developed in close collaboration with young people aged 12 to 25 who live, work or study in the LGA in Cessnock. Through online engagement, discussion forums with focus groups and pop-up booths held in local schools, more than 600 people provided feedback during the consultation period from October to November 2020. The comments informed a list of 60 actions the council will take in the key areas of health and wellness, recreation, education and employment, and community involvement. The YES also provides actions to be taken for review by external bodies. Cessnock Mayor Bob Pynsent said the strategy demonstrates the council’s commitment to a better future for young people growing up in the Cessnock LGA. “It is so important that young people have the opportunity to stand up for themselves and know that they have been heard,” he said. “We are delighted that more than 600 young people wanted to participate in this conversation about their future. YES shows the council’s dedication to improving opportunities for young people through better access to services, activities, facilities and support.” , did he declare. close 5 p.m. on July 19. Read and share your thoughts on the Youth Engagement Strategy 2021-25 on the council’s website: www.cessnock.nsw.gov.au/haveyoursay.

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Cessnock City Council is seeking community input on a strategy to improve the lives of young people in the Cessnock local government area.

Now on display to the public, the Youth Engagement Strategy 2021-25 (YES) provides direction to the board to support better life outcomes for young people in the region, promoting their growth, education, security, feeling belonging and their ability to work in a meaningful way. contribute to the region.

The YES is an initiative of the Cessnock Youth Center and Outreach Service (CYCOS) and has been developed in close collaboration with young people aged 12 to 25 who live, work or study in the LGA in Cessnock.

Through online engagement, discussion forums with focus groups and pop-up booths held in local schools, more than 600 people provided feedback during the consultation period from October to November 2020.

The comments informed a list of 60 actions the council will take in the key areas of health and wellness, recreation, education and employment, and community involvement.

The YES also provides actions to be taken for review by external bodies.

Cessnock Mayor Bob Pynsent said the strategy demonstrates the council’s commitment to a better future for young people growing up in the Cessnock LGA.

“It is so important that young people have the opportunity to stand up for themselves and know that they have been heard,” he said.

“We are delighted that more than 600 young people wanted to participate in this conversation about their future.

“YES shows the council’s dedication to improving opportunities for young people through better access to services, activities, facilities and support,” he said.