YOUth LEADing The World Richmond Valley 14-15 July 2022 at Coraki Uniting Church
We acknowledge the Gullibul, Githabul, Wahlubal and Bandjalang people who are the traditional owners of the land and waters, and we pay respects to elders, past, present and emerging on the beautiful country of the Bundjalung nation.
Imagine thousands of young people coming together across the planet, to tackle global sustainability challenges such as water, energy, food, climate change, biodiversity, waste and plan together how they can create positive social change. YOUth LEADing the World (YLTW) is an OzGREEN initiative that enables young people to find their own voice and become active leaders in creating fairer futures. Youth leadership, social innovation and community driven change are key. YLTW Northern Rivers is supported by Healthy North Coast through the North Coast PNH program and the Vincent Fairfax Family Foundation.
YOUth LEADing The World (YLTW) is a youth focused program (12-25 years) run by OzGREEN. As part of the program members will take part in a two day course led by Sue Lennox and local facilitators at the Coraki Uniting Church Hall.
The program take place at Coraki Uniting Church, with a 9.30am cuppa and chat on arrival and workshop from 10am-4pm each day. YLTW is a highly participatory program providing young people with skills to tackle today's challenges and empowering them to innovate their own solution focused actions:
Day 1: Global & Local Challenges & Vision:
Eco footprint; Pulse of the Planet (local and global challenges including climate change, water, energy, food, biodiversity, waste); youth prioritise their concerns and create a vision for the future;
Day 2: Be the Change:
Creating change brainstorm; one planet living plan; social innovation for sustainability; inspiring change stories; action planning to achieve sustainability vision.
Community Forum: The YLTW Congress is followed with a youth-led Community Forum for government and local businesses, parents, teachers, principals and the public - designed and run by youth to seek support for their action plans.The Youth-Led Community Forum will place on the 15 July at 3pm - 5pm at at the Coraki Uniting Church Hall.
There is also ongoing mentoring: Local YLTW Facilitators provide ongoing support as youth implement their action plans.