Year 11 student Naz Nazari has been selected to join the 2019 Toowoomba Region Youth Leaders Program. She was recently invited to attend the Mayoral Morning Tea for Secondary School Leaders where she was presented with her certificate by Councillor Paul Antonio, Mayor of Toowoomba Regional Council.
Naz would like to see the program offer opportunities for the young people of the region to get out of their houses and be involved in safe activities such as concerts and other youth-oriented events, where they can leave all their worries behind and have some fun.
"I really love Toowoomba and the opportunities living here has given my family, and I would like to give something back to the community. I am really grateful to the people of Australia for making my family so welcome".
The program was started in 2015 with members aged from 14 to 24, and aims to give a voice to the young people in the region. Since inception, members have planned Youth Week activities, run environmental programs, fund raised for local youth services, attended youth forums and workshops as well as many regional activities. Members are also encouraged to be involved in Local Government and community planning.
The Centenary Heights State High School community know that Naz will be a very worthy and hardworking member of the Youth Leaders Program and we wish her well.