YACVic’s Young Thinker in Residence 2019
YACVic's Young Thinker in Residence 2019
Koorie Youth Council
For the past few months, Koorie Youth Council has had a deadly team member – Young Thinker in Residence, Levi McKenzie-Kirkbright! The Young Thinker in Residence program is run in partnership with Youth Affairs Council Victoria, an initiative where a young person is employed to ‘think’ about a social or political topic of their choosing.
Levi is a proud young Aboriginal man with ancestry from Gadigal, Yuin, Worimi, Biripi, and Gamilaraay, and he belongs to the La Perouse Aboriginal community in Botany Bay, Sydney. Levi moved from Sydney to study in Melbourne and is a tech wiz with a Masters in Software Engineering. Levi recently presented at Koorie Youth Summit 2019 and facilitated a yarning circle.
The YACVic Young Thinker in Residence program runs for up to 16 weeks and offers Young Thinkers a cosy desk at YACVic HQ (and with the Koorie Youth Council team!) to develop their project with support and guidance.
The end goal is to support our Young Thinkers to create a piece of research and/or advocacy. This might be a report, a video, a campaign, or something else entirely — any tangible outcome that positively impacts the issue they are thinking about.
We look forward to sharing with Levi’s project and his journey as part of the program in the coming weeks!