Meet our 2020/2021 Hills Shire Youth Ambassadors – Hayley Irving

Say hello to one of the new Sydney Hills Youth Ambassadors for 2020/2021 – Hayley Irving.

Focus caught up Hayley to discuss her goals for the future and what she hopes to achieve during her time as a Youth Ambassador. 

Q: What are your goals for the future?

  • The biggest goal of mine is to make a legislative difference to some degree with climate change, especially in terms of protecting marine life. 

Q: What do you hope to achieve during your time as a Hills Shire Youth Ambassador?

  • During my time as Youth Ambassador, I want to be able to help other teens and young adults in the Hills get involved with politics and making big changes. I love this opportunity I’ve been granted to encourage others in achieving their goals, and not to be hindered by age. 

Q: Is there any particular topic you would like to focus on during your term?

  • During these next 12 months, I really want to create more opportunities for young kids and teenagers to get together and get involved with looking after the world around us. On top of this, I want to show the youth that it’s okay to be outspoken about how we treat the land we stand on and the animals we live with. 

Q: What made you want to become a Youth Ambassador?

  • When I heard about Youth Ambassadors on Facebook, I knew this would be an amazing way to make a real difference to the world around me. I have strong passions about social justice, science and political matters, and this role is an amazing way to express that. Most of all, I loved the idea of giving a voice to other kids and teens that really want to make a difference, just like me. 

1 Comment

  1. Kaye says:

    Congratulations Hayley. Indeed an honour to be representing the youth of our beautiful Shire. A third generation of our family loving this wonderful part of the world. You have communicated admirable and impressive goals. You are young and making your way. Stay open to all opinions and ideas. Listen and learn ALWAYS. GOOD LUCK AND ENJOY this wonderful opportunity presented.

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