Youth leaders chat with Leadership Team
Published: 21 March 2016
Young leaders representing a range of sectors in the City of Logan met the City of Choice Leadership Team on 4 March 2016 to share some of the challenges and frustrations they face in daily life.
Fourteen young people accepted the invitation to attend the Leadership Team meeting as part of the team's regular ongoing engagement with community leaders, which has previously included leaders from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities, as well as from religious, cultural, business, community service and safety sectors.
The young leaders included #R4Respect Ambassadors, representatives from Logan Youth Arm, Woodridge State High School Indigenous Leadership Program, True Colours, Islamic Women's Association, Access Community Services and First Nations Peoples Coalition, as well as a member of the local Sudanese community.
Leadership Team Chair Jude Munro asked the guests to share some of the issues young people faced in Logan, and discussion then took place around topics including discrimination, racism, body image, peer pressure, low self-esteem, employment and education opportunities, respectful relationships, family responsibilities and drugs.
'The Leadership Team was highly impressed with the confidence of our young guests and their willingness to speak openly to us,' Ms Munro said.
'We want to more effectively tap into the amazing resource that is Logan's young people as we continue to address issues and challenges in our community. We will certainly involve this group of dynamic leaders in creating and considering solutions that impact their generation.
'Leadership Team member and Logan Together Director, Matthew Cox, has already invited them to a further workshop with Logan Together to explore what it's like growing up in Logan.'