Making change

As part of the City of Melville’s new Youth Strategy, student leaders were invited to attend a ‘Change Maker’ workshop at the AH Bracks Library on Tuesday 10 August.  

Student Councillors Michael Bayot, Athen Ayers, Marissa Sananikone and Eleanor Fehlberg attended with other youth representatives aged 12-25 years.  All participants were grouped and asked to brainstorm a solution to one of several ‘problems’ regarding communication to youth, making a difference, creating a positive image of young people and community connection.  

Some very creative ideas were presented and all participants had the opportunity to engage in innovative thought and interesting conversation.  

The evening ended with a pizza dinner and the opportunity to hear from several established Change Makers, including George Brown, a 23-year-old entrepreneur and founder of Wash Bloc, a biodegradable, plastic free and naturally derived hair shampoo and conditioner product.

Michael, Athen, Marissa and Eleanor did North Lake proud and were issued with a Certificate of Participation from the City of Melville for their efforts. Well done!