CYA at NSW Par­lia­ment

The Daily Examiner - - NEWS -

CLARENCE Youth Ac­tion has re­ceived another ac­co­lade for its tire­less work with the com­mu­nity when it be­came the show­case of a Men­tal Health Month event at NSW Par­lia­ment on Mon­day.

“This is a great op­por­tu­nity for these young lo­cals to show the politi­cians what a great job they are do­ing and take their ideas and con­cerns di­rectly to the gov­ern­ment,” Clarence Na­tion­als MP Chris Gu­lap­tis said.

The Clarence Youth Ac­tion group was also recog­nised last month, win­ning the Vol­un­teer Group of the Year out of 48 nominations from across the North­ern Rivers.

The grass­roots club of 12- to 25-year-olds was formed in re­sponse to a high youth sui­cide rate in the Clarence Val­ley area.

Its mem­bers work on com­mu­nity projects, or­gan­ise events, con­sult with lo­cal young peo­ple about is­sues that mat­ter to them and ad­vise Clarence Val­ley Coun­cil.

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