South Australia’s Commissioner for Children and Young People, Helen Connolly, has launched hub – a new virtual space created especially for young people.
hub is a place for young South Australians to ‘visit, hang out, keep up to date, have a say, and connect’ with other young South Australians their age. It’s recommended for 12 to 20 year olds with an emphasis on those aged 14-15 years.
At hub, young people can respond to a weekly big question, take part in a poll, or be inspired by a young rights champion. Young South Australians can sign up to become a youth rep and join a conversation between a team of young people connecting from cities, towns and regional hubs in every corner of South Australia.
Young South Australians can enter a competition, or read the opinions of others their age who will be contributing regularly to hub via blog articles on topics of relevance to young people.
For fun, they can dive into a range of free public online resources to help them get more creative, connected, confident and curious. Plus there’s a heap of digital tools they can explore to build their own digital resume to show others the digital skills they’ve gained.
At hub, young South Australians can be confident they’ll be accessing trustworthy content about COVID19 to help them remain informed, calm and grounded about what is happening locally, nationally and globally throughout the health crisis.
Over the last three years, Commissioner Connolly has been asking young South Australians what matters to them most. She has been doing this through face to face consultations, focus groups, events and listening tours. But the arrival of COVID19 has changed all that. She needed a way to keep the established lines of communication with children and young people open, while also ensuring she was able to reach all parts of the state, and a diversity of young people; particularly those whose voices do not often have a chance to be heard. hub is designed to do just that. It enables the Commissioner to maintain these crucial lines of communication with South Australia’s children and young people so she can continue to promote and advocate for their rights, interests and wellbeing, based on what they say – a dialogue that is perhaps more important than ever before given the rapid and unprecedented change they face.
About SA’s Commissioner for Children & Young People
South Australia’s Commissioner for Children and Young People, Helen Connolly, is responsible for promoting and advocating for the rights, interests and wellbeing of children and young people across South Australia.
Click here for more information about the work of the Commissioner.
For more information and all enquiries please visit the hub website.
What: hub – a new space for young South Australians
When: Launched April 2020
Where: Online website – see link above
Who: Recommended 12–20 year olds with an emphasis on 14-15 year olds
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