International Youth Day – how to get involved!

Practical ways to join the UN’s International Youth Day (IYD) – Wednesday 12 August The focus of the 2015 United Nations IYD is youth civic engagement. A perfect way to celebrate actions your students have taken through their Passport to Democracy (PTD) work, and any other active citizenship your school has been involved in! Here […]

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Leadership Events for Students

Some upcoming leadership events for your students this July and September: “Change Makers Maribyrnong: A conference for young people who want to make a difference.” The conference targets young people 14-25 years old interested in making a difference in their local community and having a voice. Date: 3 July 10am-4pm (during school holidays) Venue: Maribyrnong Council […]

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How does Homelessness affect young people?

On any given night in Australia 1 in 200 people are homeless. 42% are 25 years or under. Mental illness is higher in young people experiencing homelessness than the broader young population. (Statistics from Homelessness Australia) When you think about homelessness, the image of an old bearded man, sitting on a park bench with a […]

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On the road again.. where are we next?

After several months of delivering teacher workshops on student voice during the VicSRC Conferences we are on the road again! If you cannot make it to the one of the following events, we can always deliver a tailored professional development session in your school. You can email us at education@vec.vic.gov.au or complete our booking form. […]

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What does it mean to be an Active Citizen?

Discussing, Learning, Upskilling, Influencing, Facilitating, Uniting, Connecting, Making change… Active citizens do many ‘things’ to improve the lives of others. They contribute to social justice in their community by taking action on issues in order to make a difference. They question the way things are done. Active citizenship can be demonstrated globally, nationally and locally. […]

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