Youth Voice NT
NTCOSS has been funded by the Australian Government to deliver a Youth Advocacy program across the Northern Territory (Youth Voice NT).
This project aims to raise the voices of young people aged 15 to 24 years in the Territory who might not have had the opportunity to have their say and improve engagement with Government in the development of future polices and strategies that directly affect them. This includes:
- Aboriginal young people
- Culturally and linguistically diverse young people
- Young people in remote NT
- Young parents
- Young people not engaged in education, training or employment
- Young people in the out of home care system
- Young people at risk of or involved in the youth justice system
- Young people at risk of or experiencing homelessness
- Young people with chronic health conditions and mental health conditions
- Young people with alcohol and other drug issues
- Young LGBTQIA+ people
- Young people from low socioeconomic backgrounds
- Young people with disability
- Young people who have experiences with domestic, family, and sexual violence
In lieu of a youth peak body in the NT, NTCOSS sought this funding to establish a youth peak role in the NT.
As part of the Youth Voice NT project, we are developing a website, Facebook, and Instagram to share the experiences and stories of young people across the Territory.
The competition is open to all young people aged 15-24 years across the Territory.
We are looking for creative content to share on the website, Facebook, and Instagram (art, songs, music, poetry, stories about yourself, drawings, and anything else you want to share)!
The winner will receive a $500 VISA gift voucher to spend. This gift voucher is like a debit card and can be used at over 37 million stores online or instore.
Entries close on 31 August 2021.
Youth Voice NT has partnered with Refuel Creative to offer a digital marketing internship to a young person in the Northern Territory as part of our project.
The internship is open to students under the age of 25 years old who are studying or have studied at an Australian tertiary institution. You could be studying marketing, graphic design, or video production. You will get the opportunity to help build the new Youth Voice NT website and design the Youth Voice NT reports that will be provided to the Federal Government at the end of the year. Young people from diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply.
Applications close on Sunday 8 August 2021.
Young Territorian’s Report
Youth Sector Consultation Report
Youth Voice NT Website
Youth Voice NT Facebook & Instagram
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Youth Sector Support
The Youth Voice Steering Committee is a group of youth sector representatives and young people who are helping to guide the Youth Voice NT project to ensure good outcomes for young people across the Territory. The Youth Voice Steering Committee includes representation from: