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​​​​​​​​​​​​​YMCA Youth Advisory Council (YAC)


Our YMCA Youth Advisory Council (YAC) program runs annually for a period of 12-months. Young people aged 16 – 21 years who live, work or study in Manningham who have an interest in making a positive impact in their local community can apply to join our YAC program.

Our YAC members meet regularly and participate in a range of other leadership and community projects throughout their term as young leaders. This may include acting as a consultative ‘youth voice’ for Council projects, and participating in volunteer activities. Participants in the program receive training in various skills that include:

  • Effective communication skills;
  • Decision making;
  • Public speaking;
  • Conflict resolution;
  • Civic engagement;
  • Problem solving;
  • Working as a team;
  • Amongst others.



To become a YAC member, you can register your interest by filling out the form below and one of our youth workers will contact you directly. All YAC members receive a certificate of participation at their graduation dinner at the conclusion of their 12-month term. 

 Expression of Interest

Name *
Date of birth *
Connection to Manningham
Why you want to join
Email *
Phone *
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