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Young People Urged to Raise their Voices

Nominations Now Open For Youth Advisory Committee. The National Centre of Indigenous Excellence (NCIE) has launched a call for nominations for the NCIE Youth Advisory Committee (YAC). Seven positions are available to young people in Sydney aged between 12-18 who demonstrate passion and enthusiasm on youth issues affecting the local community reports this media release from Larissa Best at Hill & Knowlton for NCIE.
Young People Urged to Raise their Voices

The New NCIE logo

The NCIE, due to open later this year in Redfern, Sydney, will become the first multi-use complex to offer world class sport, education, art and cultural programs for young Indigenous people. Fostering talent and encouraging excellence, the NCIE will provide young people the foundations they need to succeed in their future endeavours.

The young people selected for the YAC will work under the direction and guidance of the YMCA – the NCIE Operator. The YMCA will play a pivotal role in collaborating with the committee and the NCIE to ensure programs and activities implemented are meeting the needs of the local young community.

NCIE Director and local Indigenous Leader, Sol Bellear, believes the Youth Advisory Committee is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for young people to make a difference. “This is a unique and exciting opportunity for young people from the local South Sydney community to have their voices heard on a national scale.

“Through this initiative, local kids, can speak on behalf of their peers on issues that are really important to them and influence the programs the NCIE and YMCA develop – which will not only benefit their local community, but young people from all around the country,” continued Mr Bellear.

To be eligible for selection, youths must meet the following criteria:

  • You are aged between 12 – 18 years
  • You are passionate about youth issues
  • You live, work or go to school in the South Sydney area
  • You want to develop your skills in leadership
  • You want to meet and collaborate with other young people

For more information, to apply online or to download an application form visit www.sydney.ymca.org.au/nidc

About the National Centre of Indigenous Excellence (NCIE)

The NCIE is a unique initiative that will give young Indigenous people the opportunity to live their aspirations in the areas of sport, arts, culture and education. Creating an environment of learning and opportunity, the NCIE will be a centre of excellence that will cultivate talent and encourage personal development for our nation’s best and brightest Indigenous stars.

Located in Sydney’s central Redfern – NCIE facilities include:

  • Sport and fitness centre comprising of a multi-purpose sports court
  • Arts & crafts, computer and other activity rooms
  • Intensive literacy tutorial centre for 60 primary school students
  • Sports playing field
  • Outdoor 25-metre heated swimming pool
  • campus accommodation catering for short stays for 130 people
  • Kitchen, dining & conference facilities
  • Community and commercial office accommodation

About the YMCA

The YMCA is one of Australia’s oldest and most respected not for profit organisations with a history extending over 155 years. In everything that they do, the YMCA aims to build strong people, strong families and strong communities. For more information visit www.ymcasydney.org

Download Poster for NIDC Youth Advisory Committee Nominations Now Open Poster (PDF 296 KB) & Youth Advisory Committee Guidelines (PDF 280Kb)