THE Ballarat-based Youth Advisory Board (YAB) has won a young people's choice award for its advocacy for youth across the region.
The Central Highlands Local Learning and Employment Network body was also recognised as a finalist for the outstanding youth project for their work advocating for change and raising awareness of issues that are critical for young people at the Youth Advisory Council Victoria (YACVic) Rural Youth Awards.
YAB Coordinator Pearl Goodwin-Burns said the group advocated on behalf of young people all across the central highlands regions on a range of issues from climate change, to LGBTIQ+ rights.
"This was a youth-voted award, so it solidifies what we do and gives us a leg up in terms of advocating," Ms Goodwin-Burns said.
"I couldn't be prouder that they have been recognised by their peers."
Karissa Cribbes, a youth advocate with the Centre for Multicultural Youth (CMY) Ballarat was also recognised as a finalist for the Young Person Leading Change category.