Youth Ambassador Program
Applications for the 2020 Youth Ambassador have now closed.
If you are a young person who enjoys public speaking, meeting new people, helping your community and would like to represent the youth of Blacktown City then this is the program for you!
The Youth Ambassador Program involves the selection of two young people to serve as Ambassadors of Blacktown City for a period of 12 months.
The ambassadors must be residents of Blacktown City and be aged between 15 to 18 years.
The two young people who are selected are given the opportunity to represent the youth of our City by way of public speaking at events such as Citizenship Ceremonies and Civic Receptions, the opportunity to meet high profile individuals at special events and the chance to attend a Local Government related conference. The ambassadors also get to participate as members of both the Sister Cities and Youth Advisory committees.
The program is a fun way to learn new skills and gain invaluable experience outside the schooling environment.
Applications have been extended until 5.30pm Tuesday 6th October, 2020. If you have already submitted your application and questionnaire prior to the previous closing date of March, 2020 your application will still be considered.
After all applications have been reviewed, applicants will be notified if they were successful in making it to the next round, which is the interview selection process.
After the interviews approx. 6-8 students will be selected to present a speech on a given topic at a formal dinner with Councillors and other guests.
Terms and conditions of entry
Applicant must be 15 - 18 years of age.
Applicant must live in the Local Government Area.
Applicant must have a sound knowledge of Blacktown.
Applicants are required to provide a brief summary (100 words) on why they should be considered for selection as a Youth Ambassador.
Applications will close 5.30pm Tuesday 6th October, 2020.