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MYWA - Maroondah Youth Wellbeing Advocates


Maroondah Youth Wellbeing Advocates (MYWA)

MYWA is a unique opportunity for young people aged 15-25 to help raise the wellbeing of Maroondah’s young people.

Through MYWA, a group of young people work in partnership with Council to:

  • Advocate for Maroondah’s young people,
  • Contribute to Council strategies and plans, and
  • Provide advice to Council to ensure that young people are effectively engaged on matters that affect them and their communities.

MYWA team members work on practical ways to help raise the wellbeing of young people in Maroondah, while also having consultations with other Council areas about how they can engage meaningfully with young people. There are also opportunities to attend Council events and bring the youth voice to the front of these activities. 

MYWA also provides young people with genuine opportunities to develop and apply their leadership and professional work skills, and use their strengths and skills to help their community.

MYWA meets once per month and is a two year program.

To find out more about MYWA, connect with us on Facebook, call us on 9294 5721 or email us at

MYWA is supported by the Victorian Government through the Engage! program.