Youth to ben­e­fit from grant

Pilbara News - - Pilbara News - ■ Louise Alling­ham

The Shire of Ash­bur­ton has re­ceived a grant un­der the State Govern­ment’s Youth Friendly Com­mu­ni­ties grants pro­gram.

The shire is one of nine re­gional lo­cal gov­ern­ments to re­ceive the grant, which aims to en­gage young peo­ple in the plan­ning and de­vel­op­ment of their com­mu­ni­ties.

The grant money will go to­wards a youth lead­er­ship train­ing fo­rum, which will give the com­mu­nity’s young peo­ple the op­por­tu­nity to de­velop lead­er­ship skills, set goals and make ac­tion plans.

Shire pres­i­dent Kerry White hopes the pro­gram will en­cour­age the in­volve­ment of young peo­ple in the com­mu­nity.

The Shire of Ash­bur­ton is still fi­nal­is­ing de­tails of when the first fo­rum will be held.

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