CYA at NSW Parliament
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.