Our Executive

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Our Executive

Our Executive is made up of 15 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander young people, aged 16-27 years, from across Victoria. Our Executive guide and support Koorie Youth Council (KYC) in all of the work we do. Our Executive ensure we are working towards our vision for ‘Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander young people collectively creating our future’.

Want to get involved with KYC? Join our state-wide network of deadly young people and supporters. You’ll learn about ways to connect and opportunities to get involved in the work we do.

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Past & Present Exec members

“I truly believe it is a platform for young people to have a meaningful say and make change on the issues you feel passionate about. I’ve also met lifelong friends through KYC and am so glad that I was part of it.” Dr Ngaree Blow, Noonuccal, Goreng-Goreng, Yorta Yorta, and past KYC Exec member.“What I love most is the safe, loving, encouraging, cultural space that’s provided for both myself and my son. Being supported since I first joined and as a young Mum, has made my experience as part of the Exec memorable and enjoyable. I’d say give it a go.” Nakia Cadd, Gunditjmara, Yorta Yorta, Dja Dja Wurrung, Bunitj, and KYC Exec member since 2014.“It’s the best experience and it’s helped me in so many areas! I’ve met some amazing people through being an Exec member and it’s opened up so many opportunities for me.” Cienan Muir, Yorta Yorta/Ngarrindjeri, past Exec member and KYC’s Senior Project Officer.

"I've made connections and relationships with deadly mob all over Victoria and the nation. Deadly opportunities such as speaking at forums and conferences talking about our experiences as Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander young people." Dylan Murphy, Latji Latji and Wakka Wakka, and Exec member since 2015.“Coming from a small country like Orbost, I wasn’t aware of many opportunities for young people to get involved in, but KYC has opened many doors for me locally, state-wide and nationally.” Megan Solomon, Monero Ngarigol.“When I met all the other Executive members, they immediately became my brothers and sisters. Each Executive member and staff member, have individually and collectively, played a significant role in my growth as a young Aboriginal woman.” Leyla Quartermaine, Ballardong-Noongar, past Exec member and KYC’s Marram Nganyin Project Officer.