Who’s Your Hero? – Vic Gov. invites young people to share a short story about their hero

Correspondence from  – The Hon. Ros Spence MP

Good afternoon,

Earlier this month I launched a state-wide public consultation process to inform the development of a new whole of Victorian Government youth strategy.

Today, I’m excited to announce that we’re providing more creative ways for young people to share their ideas and their vision for a better Victoria.

HERO invites young people to share a short story about their hero, including their superpower and how they would change Victoria for the better. This will create a picture of Victoria’s ultimate team of heroes, ready to solve issues and help Victoria to be a place that reflects the vision, hopes and aspirations of our young people.

Victoria’s hero team will be visualised through a series of illustrations produced by emerging Victorian artists. Each young story-teller who makes a contribution to HERO can opt to receive a copy of the illustrated hero team, as a memento of the role they have played in shaping the youth strategy.

Please encourage the young people you work with, who participate in your programs or use your services to get involved. They can access HERO from the Victorian Government’s Youth Central website until Friday 18 Decemberyouthcentral.vic.gov.au/HERO 

Communications collateral to assist with your promotion is available at this link.

There are also a number of other ways that young people can contribute to the youth strategy. Young people are encouraged to complete a short survey at: engage.vic.gov.au/victorian-youth-strategy and register to participate in an online forum at: yacvic.org.au/youth-strategy.

If you would like further information about HERO or the development of the new youth strategy, please contact Gerry Goswell, Director, Equality and Youth Branch, Department of Premier and Cabinet via youth@dpc.vic.gov.au.

Thank you for your support in ensuring young people have a voice in shaping the work of the Victorian Government.

Yours sincerely,

The Hon. Ros Spence MP

Minister for Multicultural Affairs
Minister for Community Sport
Minister for Youth

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