Oasis Youth Advisory Board

Overview

The Oasis Youth Advisory Board (OYAB) was established in 2014 to represent the young people who access The Salvation Army’s Oasis Youth Support Network services, provide advice and guidance on current issues affecting youth and lead the planning and implementation of special events.

The OYAB is made up of eight young people aged 16 to 25 years who have identified a need and acted to equip the community, Oasis staff and other young people by becoming a youth advocate.

The OYAB aims to represent the aspirations, views and needs of young people and participate in projects which aim to benefit the young people who access Oasis.

Every two months the OYAB meets full council and at other times sub-committees meet or communicate through e-mail to work on projects or discuss community events related to Youth Advocacy.

Some of the projects underway for this year include:

  • Researching issues and problems faced by young people who access Oasis Youth Support Network services
  • Ongoing discussions around strategies and resources which better assist Oasis in supporting young people
  • Updating knowledge of current changes to inner city youth services, including Centrelink, Medicare, education and employment services, funding changes and other areas and programs which impact young people

Mission Statement

The Oasis Youth Advisory Board is still in its infancy.

The process of developing a clear mandate or mission statement is in progress and will be updated shortly.


O-YAB Initiatives
11 Sep 2014 R U OK Day
15 August 2014 22nd Annual Oasis Charity Ball
6 June 2014 Harm Minimisation Day