Junior AECG’s members are made up of Aboriginal Youth between the ages of 11 – 18. You can join the AECG as a junior member and then can establish their own committee as a subcommittee to a Local AECG. Junior AECG’s provide advice and ideas that they have rather than parents and elders telling young people what they want. The NSW Junior AECG’s structure provides leadership opportunities for youth to lobby for what they want and how they want it done.
Benefits of young people becoming junior AECG members:
- It gives young people a chance to provide input and ideas on issues relating to Aboriginal education and local events at their school or town.
- It helps young people develop important skills such as leadership skills, communication skills and public speaking skills
- It gives young people a voice and a way to express their opinions and perspectives
- It empowers young people in local communities to speak about youth topics and issues they face
- It helps them to engage in education and their local community
Aims of the Junior AECG
- To promote improvement in school (in conjunction with the school SRC)
- Open to all Aboriginal students Year 6 – 12 enrolled in school
- To empower Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students through real and active participation in school decision making
- To provide a forum for Aboriginal students
- To promote Aboriginal Education
- To promote “school spirit”
- Support members could be:
- The Principal The AEA
- Aboriginal Community Liaison Officer (DET)
- Aboriginal Education Consultant
- Members of the SRC
Membership may be terminated when enrolment ends.