Member for Mildura, Peter Crisp, is calling on young people to get involved with the Victorian Government’s new Youth Central Get Published program.
Youth Central is the Victorian Government’s website for young people, by young people. The site receives more than 100,000 unique visitors per month and is among the most popular youth government websites in Australia.
The new Get Published program will provide three categories for young people to get involved:
· Guest Reporter – all young people can submit their article ideas to the Youth Central team for consideration.
· Roving Reporter - once you have submitted more than four articles as a Guest Reporter you can apply to join the six month intensive Roving Reporter program.
· Youth Central Blogger - Roving Reporters who have completed their tenure can apply to become a regular contributor to the official Youth Central blog for a year.
“This is a great opportunity for young people interested in writing to get their work published online and to gain practical skills along the way,” Mr Crisp said.
Get Published builds on the successful Roving Reporter program that provides 30 young people every six months the opportunity to contribute to Youth Central.builds on the successful Roving Reporter program that provides 30 young people every six months the opportunity to contribute to Youth Central.
Last year’s overwhelming response to the call for Roving Reporters triggered the changes to the program. The exciting Get Published program will ensure that all young people have the chance to contribute and for those who regularly contribute an option to enhance their skills through blogging on the Youth Central site.
Minister for Youth Affairs Ryan Smith said these changes deliver on the Victorian Coalition Government’s vision for young people outlined in the recent youth statement ‘Engage, Involve, Create.’
“We want to see more young people involved in their communities and decision-making, engaged in education, training and employment, and creating culture, communities and enterprise,” Mr Smith said.
“I am delighted that the new Get Published program will enable more young Victorians to get involved online, engaged in skills and training, to have their say and be creative.”
To apply or find out more information about Get Published, visit