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Congratulations Graham Taylor NAIDOC Male Elder of the Year

Posted: July 13th, 2015

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General View, July 10, 2015 - EVENT : NAIDOC Awards Dinner, Adelaide Convention And Exhibition Center, Adelaide, South Australia, Australia. Credit: Lucas Wroe / Event Photos Australia

Graham Taylor NAIDOC Male Elder of the Year 2015 Credit: Lucas Wroe

 

Congratulations to Graham Taylor on winning the 2015 Male Elder of the Year at this year’s NAIDOC Awards.

An Amangu Yamatji elder, Graham was born in Three Springs and has made a strong contribution to the Australian Defence Force. He now mentors Indigenous youth as an inspirational leader and role model for young people.

Graham has previously been awarded NAIDOC Elder of the Year in 2008. In 2012 he was also recognised, being elected into Western Australia’s Midwest Region Hall of Fame for his contribution to the region.

Well done Graham.

To read more about Graham visit our latest edition of YMAC News here.

Educational training programs for young women in Geraldton

Posted: October 8th, 2012

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SHINE is an award winning educational program based in Geraldton that empowers young women with the skills and tools required to build a successful career. The program takes place within a purpose-built hairdressing salon at John Willcock College, and aims to develop confidence in girls at risk of leaving school by inspiring them to learn through a hands-on, fun and engaging environment. SHINE offers skills and leadership training to indigenous and ‘at risk’ girls aged between 13 and 15, and prepares these students for future traineeships and placement within the workforce. For more information on the program, visit the SHINE website.

New youth network in Roebourne

Posted: June 18th, 2012

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The Shire of Roebourne is creating a new Youth Leadership Network to engage young people in learning, leadership and community development.

The goal of the project is to raise public awareness of youth issues and address negative stereotypes by actively involving young people in the planning of community events, programs and activities.

The Shire is looking for 15-25 year-olds from a variety of different backgrounds to get on board.

For more information, or to register for the Youth Leadership Network, please phone Kim McColl at the Shire of Roebourne on (08) 9186 8555 or email kimberly.mccoll@roebourne.wa.gov.au