The second story youth health service youth advisory committee

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THE SECOND STORY YOUTH HEALTH SERVICE




YOUTH ADVISORY COMMITTEE

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NFORMATION SHEET
MEMBERSHIP:

The Youth Advisory Committee (YAC) has 14 young members aged between 14-25 years. The young people come from many backgrounds and experiences such as:

Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander,

Guardianship of the Minister,

Diverse Cultural Background,

Same Sex Attracted,

Mental Health Issues, and

Young Parent.


We want young people from all areas of metropolitan Adelaide – City, East, West, North and South.
The YAC is a new committee at The Second Story created in August 2007. The meetings and activities are lots of fun!
ACTIVITIES:

The YAC will be responsible for many things in 2008 including:

* Going to 10 schools to talk about The Second Story

* Creating a Youth Register for The Second Story

* Going to the North, South and West The Second Story sites

* Giving opinions to various agencies/ organisations/ business about Youth Health

* Being involved in interviews for new The Second Story Staff

* Undertaking training in different areas eg: Aboriginal Culture, being on an Interview Panel.

MEETINGS:

The YAC meetings have two parts; an informal chat section where we eat and drink and talk to each other about what we have been doing over the past month and a formal section where we have an agenda and somebody to take minutes about what we have done and what we have decided in the meeting.


We always make sure everybody understands what we are talking about in our meetings and that we have lots of fun!! We normally have meetings at 57 Hyde Street Adelaide from 5.15pm-7.30pm.
MONEY:

YAC members get paid $25 for their time and opinions and $5 for their travel expenses.


WHAT DO I GET? :

* A certificate of your YAC membership

* To be heard and respected about your views in planning youth health services

* Skills, Experience to put on your resume

* Opportunity to attend conferences, interview and other events

* Meet other young people and social interaction


* Food and refreshments at YAC meetings.


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