Armadale’s Kinetic Youth Group recognised with award shortlisting

Kinetic Youth Group members Taylor Boelema, Oliver Hedley and Ardra Vikas. Photo: Jon Hewson. d492665 communitypix.com.au.
Kinetic Youth Group members Taylor Boelema, Oliver Hedley and Ardra Vikas. Photo: Jon Hewson. d492665 communitypix.com.au.

A GROUP of 11 young Armadale residents have had their work giving a voice to local youth recognised with a shortlisting in a prestigious state award.

The Armadale Kinetic Youth Group has been named a finalist in the Youth Group Achievement Award category of the 2019 Young Achiever Awards.

Armadale mayor Henry Zelones said the young group had been going for more than a year and aimed to make a change in their community.

“The Kinetic were recognised in this category for showing strong leadership abilities, motivating and inspiring others, embodying a positive approach to life, and making outstanding contributions to their local community,” he said.

“Since the group formed in November 2017, some achievements have included planning and delivering a series of free youth activities in school holidays, ensuring the voice of local young people was heard and included in the City of Armadale’s draft City Centre Structure Plan, and creating a set of guidelines presented to Council on future youth spaces required based on the needs of local youth.

“The City is very proud to work with these young people, and to support their efforts to make a difference in their community.”

Thornlie 15-year-old Dean Morris has also been named a finalist in the community service and volunteering award.

Winners will be announced on May 25.