Calling on youth


Last week we celebrated Queensland Youth Week and the positive contributions children and young people make to their communities. The theme for 2019 was 'unlimited' – recognising the boundless energy young people bring to our communities and encouraging them to look to the future and see limitless possibilities.

The QFCC is continuing the celebration by giving more young people the opportunity to have a voice. We're encouraging young people to apply to join the QFCC Youth Advisory Council and share their thoughts about the real skills they need as they transition to young adults.

You can help young people have a voice through the QFCC’s current survey about life skills or by applying to be a QFCC Youth Champion. 

Nominations sought for new Youth ChampionsThe QFCC’s Youth Advisory Council champions the voices of young Queenslanders and provides youth perspectives and leadership to the work of the QFCC.  The Youth Advisory Council is expanding. The QFCC is seeking at least 10 motivated young Queenslanders, aged 13 – 25 who live in the South East corner and are passionate about making a difference. 

Full details about the application process are available on the QFCC website

Applications are open from 3 April until 5 May 2019.  

Seeking youth views about the real-life skills they wantThrough the Growing up in Queensland project, young people told us they need real skills for real life. They said they want to learn more of the skills they will need to live an independent adult life. We think this issue requires a closer look. So, in partnership with the Office for Youth, we have developed the Real Skills for Real Life survey. The survey asks young people what they want to learn and how they want to learn it.

The survey is open until 30 April. Anyone aged 13 – 25 and living in Queensland can take part, and all participants have the chance to win one of five $50 vouchers.