With 6,889 people, or almost one in five local residents, aged between 10 and 24 years, young people are one of Campaspe’s greatest assets.
Campaspe Shire Council's Youth Engagement Officer is working hard to ensure local young people get the services and opportunities to actively participate in community life and to learn the skills they will need as adults.
While rural living has many benefits, for young people it can bring with it social isolation, which can lead to mental and physical health problems. It can also affect their educational and employment opportunities. But by getting involved with their community, they can experience a greater sense of belonging, wellbeing and a better quality of life.
That’s where the Youth Engagement Officer can help through a range of programs and services including: