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QFCC Youth Summit

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QFCC Youth Summit

Registrations now open | 10-11 April 2024, Brisbane

Children and young people have a right to participate in the decisions that affect them. To amplify the experiences and of Queensland young people and provide a platform to voice their ideas for change, we are hosting a two-day Youth Summit on 10 and 11 April 2024 in Brisbane during Queensland Youth Week. The summit is an opportunity for children and young people to speak directly to government and community leaders about topics that matter to them.

Let’s get the ball rolling and plant the seeds for change!

Come along on day one to hear directly from young people about actions they are advocating for to create positive change. Be inspired by real-life stories and be motivated to create change that directly involves young people.

On day two, young people will connect with each other and generate discussion and ideas about what to do in response to what was heard on the day one. Interactive discussions and workshops will keep the ball rolling with a focus on moving forward and acting.

Registrations are now open for decision-makers and young people to register to attend. 

Day 1 - Conference [Wednesday 10 April 2024]

36 young people from across Queensland will present solutions for improving the safety and wellbeing of Queensland children. 

TimeSession
8.30-9amWelcome and opening
9-10am1: Identify and culture
10-10.15amMorning tea
10.15-11.15am2: Learning
11.15am-12.15pm   3: Valued, loved and safe   
12.15-1.15pmLunch 
1.15-2.15pm4: Material basics
2.15-3.15pm5: Participating
3.15-3.30pmAfternoon tea
3.30-4.30pm6: Healthy
4.30-4.35pmClose

Day 2 - Workshop [Thursday 11 April 2024]

At this youth-led action planning workshop participants will be allocated to break-out areas to discuss topics raised on day one and consider potential solutions. 

TimeActivity
9-9.15amWelcome and opening
9.15-10.05am1: Speed networking  
10.10-10.30amMorning tea
10.30am-12.30pm   2: Life domain mini-workshop
12.30-1.10pmLunch 
1.10-2.40pm3: Youth participation advocacy planning workshops   
2.40-3pmAfternoon tea
3-3.50pm4: Reflections
3.50-4pmClose

 

Day 1 Conference Speakers

SESSION 1: IDENTITY AND CULTURE

Blake, 19, Rockhampton

Empowering child safety through cultural transformation: a personal journey

Huda, 19, Acacia Ridge

Shifting focus: transforming our approach with culturally and linguistically diverse families within the family safety intervention process

Priya, 18, Gold Coast

Diverse changemakers

Rhea, 18, Middle Ridge

We Are Not Alone

Shraddha, 14, Brisbane

Racism and bullying

Tobyn, 18, Rockhampton

"From Classroom to Community: My Journey in Cultivating Cultural Leadership"

SESSION 2: LEARNING

Caspen, 17, Mango Hill

Let's reconnect

Sara, 18, Merrimac

School or suffering

Lani, 16, Bargara

A gateway to a better nation 

Zeblon, 23, Bamaga

Educational inequity

Anika, 16, South Brisbane

Higher education inaccessibility for humanitarian visa holders, refugees and asylum seekers

SESSION 3: VALUED, LOVED AND SAFE

Oliver, 21, Toowoomba

Child safety reform

Ruby, 16, Hope Island

Closing the gap

Charis, 15, Yarrabilla

Racial discrimination

Caroline, 23, Gold Coast

Sibling carers – putting parental responsibility on young people. How can government help older siblings provide care to their younger siblings and navigate their own lives as young adults?

Abbey, 17, Surfers Paradise

Young people feeling value within communities

Muskaan, 13, Yarrabilla

How spending time with your family can reduce youth crime and create safer communities

Malakai, 20, Toowoomba

Make it happen today!

SESSION 4: MATERIAL BASICS

Max, 11, Rochedale

Fairness isn't giving everyone the same, it's giving people what they need to have

Hanna, 17, Coolangatta

Enhancing community transportation - Let's make a change

Samuel, 17, Brisbane

Life literacy: why we need to teach life skills in Queensland State Schools

Elma, Bamaga

Housing issues: a holistic view

DIYDG, 18, Cairns

Uplifting our youth

SESSION 5: PARTICIPATING

Ryan, 18, Varsity Lakes

Eco-anxiety and the necessity of youth voice

Jack, 17, St George

War on Waste

Maddie, 21, Zillmere

A youth-centric approach to youth participation and engagement

Aaron, 15, Pullenvale

Raising our voices, for others to raise theirs

Jozette, 17, Longreach

Powering the change for youth in 2024

SESSION 6: HEALTH

Grace, 22, Logan

Beyond Band-aid Solutions: Challenging the Status Quo in Mental Health

Alice, 16, Camp Mountain

Minimising isolation during cancer treatment

Miles, 16, Gold Coast

Beyond Accessibility: Addressing the epidemic that dismisses the human rights of students with a disability

Siobhan, 14, Redlands

Changing the Alcohol Culture - The Affects On The Community and Our Lives