Young people in Kalgoorlie-Boulder are set to stand up and speak out on Friday evening at the annual Goldfields Youth Forum.
The event gives young people the opportunity to engage with local speakers, service organisations and community leaders through panel discussions and interactive workshop sessions.
Hosted at the Kalgoorlie Town Hall from 5pm, keynote speakers will include event founder and City of Kalgoorlie-Boulder councillor Amy Astill, and Kalgoorlie Miner deputy editor Amber Lilley.
Founder of mental health organisation zero2hero and 2013 Young Australian of the Year finalist Ashlee Harrison will also speak at the event.
Youth Mayor Nandini Gera will join her on stage and encouraged all young people to attend and have their say in front of others locals aged 12 to 25.
“The Goldfields Youth Forum is an important opportunity for young people to stand up, speak out and ask questions,” she said.
“We want to hear what they believe can be done for them in our community.
“Young people are not just future leaders but leaders in our community, having a platform for them to be heard is incredibly important.”
Food and entertainment will also be provided, and door prizes will be on offer.