Meet #BYC – Mariam Hussein

 In Brimbank Youth Council, News

It’s time to meet your 2023 Brimbank Youth Councillor YC

A Brimbank young people who is motivated, excited and determined to represent the young community of Brimbank.  

Tell us more about yourself!

I’m Mariam and I’m a 2023 Brimbank youth council member. Outside of my studies I enjoy reading and gaming. I also like to take care of myself and with sports I can do just that.

Why did you join the BYC?

I decided to stay on Brimbank youth council as I thoroughly relished my time on the team, working towards a better community and learning the different methods to achieve this goal, by bridging the gap between the youth and the council we were able to discuss issue that directly impacted the young people of this municipality.

What are you passionate about?

I’m passionate about empowering others to also make improvements within the community. Some issues I vouch for are, youth disengagement, safety in the community, physical health and wellbeing, education, and the need for young adults opinions on topics that directly affect young people.

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

I aim to be involved in important discussions. I also want to research issues that need to be addressed and take the right actions in order to refine the way we listen to young people.

What does a better Brimbank look like to you?

A better Brimbank is a place where people are safe, a place where help is readily accessible, and education is emphasized. Brimbank looks different in everybody’s point of view, however a community where people despite their backgrounds can prosper is what Brimbank should strive to be.

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

Go for it! Change is important whether its actions or words, and with any change you will face disadvantages much like this quote “change is hard at first, messy in the middle and gorgeous at the end ” if you keep working for that change in your community you will eventually see it.

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