Youth Development Action Team
The Youth Development Action Team (YDAT) were brought together to work in partnership with Council to assist in identifying issues the young people of the Region are experiencing.
As part of YDAT, exciting opportunities arise as YDAT create activities and projects that address deficits in the community. YDAT bring youth issues to the attention of Council representatives, learn project management skills through all youth led activities they undertake, and also implement processes of meeting governance, chair secretary and acknowledgment of country. All YDAT activities and projects are supported by the Community Development Strategy, which provides an overarching framework for YDAT action in our community to promote inclusion, participation, accessibility and connectivity.
YDAT meets every third (3rd) Tuesday of the month from 3.30pm to 5pm.
To join the Youth Development Action team, please complete the YDAT - Member application form.
Projects and activities:
- The Walla Street Skate Park Upgrade, providing advice and ideas.
- Green Book Project - Funded by Foundation fro Rural and Regional Renewal and ABC Heywire Youth Innovation grants
During the COVID19 lockdown, online activities were developed to support the regions frontline workers, families and environment:
Sour Words Hurt – YDAT Initiative
The Youth Development Action Team (YDAT) have created a PLEDGE to take a stand against bullying in the Bundaberg Region.
As part in this challenge you will need to print, sign and date the pledge, read it aloud and then take a bite into a lemon or lime while filming on your phone to be shared with family and friends. Council’s YDAT have a vision that this pledge will go viral and empower other young people and the wider community, to stand up against bullying.
Will you take the pledge? YDAT Sour Words Hurt Pledge
Council’s Youth Development Action Team featured on Bundaberg Now
2020 Council’s Youth Development Action Team https://www.bundabergnow.com/2020/02/11/youth-action-team-members-wanted/
2020 YDAT Member Billie Morgan https://www.bundabergnow.com/2020/04/08/billie-joined-youth-development-action-team-to-helps-others/
2020 YDAT Positive Postcard’s https://www.bundabergnow.com/2020/04/08/positive-postcards-connect-with-messages-of-kindness/
2020 YDAT Sour Words Hurt https://www.bundabergnow.com/2020/06/24/bundaberg-region-youth-say-sour-words-hurt/