Student In The Spotlight - Jack Lyon
Farrer Year 12 student Jack Lyon has been selected as one of 18 new young leaders from regional New South Wales for the 2023 Regional Youth Taskforce.
Mr Franklin and Member for Northern Tablelands Adam Marshall met with 2 of the new members in Uralla and said the Taskforce will provide
policy and operational advice to the NSW Liberal and Nationals Government to advance the needs of young people in the regions.
“This group has been selected from more than 140 applicants, and includes two young people from each of the State’s 9 regions who will meet throughout the year to focus on the NSW Regional Youth Framework pillars: work readiness, wellbeing, connectivity and community,” Mr Franklin said. “Throughout the year the Taskforce will join me and senior representatives from Government and its agencies to have their say about services, programs and infrastructure that is important to them." ....
....Katie Barnett from Kentucky says she’s thrilled to represent rural and regional Australia and, most importantly, her region of New England North West.
“I feel privileged to have this opportunity and am looking forward to my time on the 2023 Regional Youth Taskforce. I’d like to see more opportunities for young people in my community including more employment, better housing and education,” Ms Barnett said.
Fellow Taskforce Member Jack Lyon echoed her sentiments.
“Young people, no matter what walk of life they come from, deserve more opportunities and better outcomes in the future than they have now,” Mr Lyon said.
See 'The National Tribune - New taskforce to advocate for regional youth' for full article. https://www.nationaltribune.com.au/new-taskforce-to.../
Congratulations Jack. We are so very proud of you!!