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YOBendigo, Youth Online Bendigo was a key recommendation to come out of the consultations held during the development of the City of Greater Bendigo’s Youth Development Strategy. A component of the consultations was focused on Media and Communication with Young People.

The sector and young people reported that there was typically a negative portrayal across both areas and that a positive media campaign in addition to provision of a current, factual, non biased and varied information outlet would be instrumental in combating this. A key outcome was to acknowledge the need for a current means of communication to capture the interest and needs for young people as well as provide resources and support to sector workers. The internet and in particular a Youth website was decided as the most appropriate means to for this to occur.

The Youth Portal, provides information on all of the services, programs, activities, events, and opportunities for young people from across the CoGB which are offered by Council, Community and Government.

The City of Greater Bendigo has endeavoured to provide though the establishment of YO Bendigo, every opportunity for young people to access accurate information that enables them actively participate, provides a range of choices, helps them to celebrate their achievements, resource themselves and connect to all that is available in our community.

We would like to especially acknowledge all of the young people who have contributed so much to the development of YO Bendigo your flair, passion and ideas have been so valuable in making this site a valuable tool for young people across our community.

 

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