The 2021 Yan Yean Youth Council pictured with Member for Yan Yean Danielle Green, at a youth roundtable hosted by the Minister for Youth.

Yan Yean Youth Council is on the lookout for members – young people interested in representing their peers and making a difference in their community.

Applications for the 2022 council are now open, and young people across the Yan Yean electorate, aged 14 to 24, are invited to nominate.

The council provides young people with a unique leadership role within the community.

Participants will be given the opportunity to explore and share their opinions and ideas, while actively engaging with decision-making processes.

The council will be coordinated by the office of Danielle Green, State Labor Member for Yan Yean, and will meet regularly throughout the year.

Last year’s councillors made their voices heard at a youth roundtable hosted by the Minister for Youth, built their leadership skills by helping co-ordinate a Clean Up Australia Day event, and supported their peers by creating mental health resources in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic.

To apply, visit www.surveymonkey.com/r/K7BBHK2 to access the 2022 application form.

People need to submit their contact details, and answer some short questions.

Ms Green encouraged all young people to apply, particularly those of different gender identities and cultural backgrounds, including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

For enquiries email danielle.green@parliament.vic.gov.au.

Applications close Monday, February 7.