YLOTW help get school students on the airwaves

The team has been mentoring secondary school students to create their own podcasts about gambling normalisation

Gambling normalisation is a growing concerns among our younger communities. Our Young Leaders of the West (YLOTW) program invites young people to come together and find innovative ways to educate their peers about gambling harm. YLOTW also provides opportunities for the Young Leaders to upskill and put into practice project management, event planning, promotions, community health and more. YLOTW is funded by the Victorian Responsible Gambling Foundation in partnership with a host of community organisations, sporting groups, health and mental health organisations, councils, and universities.

The Young Leaders have teamed up with Making Media to mentor secondary school students in the West to create their own podcasts about the issues surrounding gambling normalisation and its effects. Big thanks to the students and teachers at Altona College, Bayside P-12 College, MacKillop College and Williamstown High School for making the YLOTW team feel so welcome during their stays. Student Representative Council member Mia Molloy from Bayside P-12 College Paisley Senior Campus in Newport shared her thoughts on their session with us.