Brimbank Youth Council: Helen Huynh

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It’s with great pleasure to introduce your 2022 Brimbank Youth Council: Helen Huynh!

Name: Helen

Pronouns: She/Her 

Suburb: St Albans

Tell us more about yourself!

Hello, I’m Helen! It’s nice to meet you! I’m your Brimbank Youth Council representative for 2022. My participation in this program will allow me to develop my leadership skills, make new friends and increase my confidence. In my spare time, I usually enjoy listening to music, doing watercolours and reading. 

One of my favourite books is called ‘Ikigai’ by Francesc Miralles and Hector Garcia and the title means life in English. It’s a type of book filled with advice on finding motivation and happiness. My MBTI personality qualifies me as an ISFJ. Among my strengths are Supportive, Reliable, Observant, Bright, Hardworking, and Enthusiastic.

Why did you join the BYC? 

My first year as a member of Brimbank Youth Council will be in 2022. The desire to make a difference within the Brimbank community is one of the reasons I would love to join the Youth Council. It’s also good to connect with like-minded people in their teens and older. To have a positive influence on the community because it is important to learn what it is like to be a youth council member. 

What are you passionate about?

One of my passions includes mental health, like asking people “Are you OK?”, and making a difference within Brimbank. Representing myself in the youth council is an exciting experience! This program will help us achieve our goals by involving young people. This is my way of connecting to the Brimbank community, and I’m eager to share what we do as youth leaders. A positive outlook on life is created by strategizing long-term and short-term goals in life. 

Why is your passion/s important or relevant to the Brimbank community?

A positive outlook on life is created by strategizing long-term and short-term goals in life. 

What are you hoping to achieve as a BYC member this year?

My goal is to get to know other Brimbank residents and plan how we can improve our community. Also, to develop leadership skills and grow personally. I look forward to our meetings and sharing my ideas!

What does a better Brimbank look like to you?

What I envision better Brimbank as is a vibrant, joyful place where people are respected and connected. And enjoying amazing events with my community like the lunar new year, environmental change, Christmas carols, etc… 

What’s one piece of advice you have for young people who want to create change in their community?

To make a positive difference in their community, I encourage young people to pursue their ideas and be creative. Furthermore, spend time out with friends, family, and cousins helps reduce overthinking too much about the future.  


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