Hume Youth Summit

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In October 2023, the Hume Youth Action Committee enlisted the support of La Trobe University Innovation and Entrepreneurship to host a mental health summit for the young people of Hume.

Groups of young people from across Hume came together to discuss mental health challenges and develop meaningful, youth led mental health initiatives for their communities.

Learning how to develop an initiative and then pitch it to a room full of peers was just a part of what the summit had to offer. Keynote speakers, activities, and group discussions made the day full of exciting opportunities for learning, sharing and growth.

With ongoing support from La Trobe University, the most compelling group (which focused on mental health education and neurodiversity) will have the opportunity to develop their idea further.

The Youth Action Committee were involved from the very beginning, taking important roles planning every facet of the event.

The Hume Youth Action Committee is supported by the Victorian Government.

Previous Hume Youth Summits

2022 Hume Youth Summit

Hume Youth Services hosted the Innovate, Initiate, Inspire Youth Summit on Thursday 20 October 2022.  Hume students in Year 9 to Year 12 had the opportunity to learn about youth innovation and entrepreneurship focusing on areas such as skill building, problem-solving, building resilience and youth-driven innovation.

During the event, students from participating schools took part in workshops, heard inspiring stories from guest speakers, and formed connections with one another.

The presenters and organisations who supported the event included, MC Yung Philly, Councillor Sam Misho, Project Rockit, Speak Australia, Unconventional Learning, Youth Projects, HoMie, The Push, Future Minds Network, Emily Unity, Young Change Agents and For Change Co.

Thank you to all the young people who attended the 2022 Innovate, Initiate, Inspire Youth Summit!

See all the highlights from the summit.

View some snaps from the event.