Inspirational Dubbo teenager Molly Croft has been appointed to the NSW Youth Advisory Council following an extensive recruitment process that saw more than 600 applicants chosen for the twelve-member group.
Member for the Dubbo electorate Dugald Saunders congratulated Molly on her appointment ahead of the Council’s first meeting this weekend.
“The Youth Advisory Council is about putting the voices of young people front and centre when it comes to making decisions that will impact their future,” Mr Saunders said.
“Young people like Molly are the leaders of the future, and it is appropriate that Government listens to their opinions and advice on issues of importance to young people across the state.”
Molly has beaten cancer and is an active member of her local community. She enjoys participating in a wide range of sport and is a member of Dubbo Netball Association and Dubbo Basketball Associations.
In her spare time Molly has decided to “pay it forward” and undertaken fundraising for Ronald McDonald House and Sydney Children’s Hospital. She is currently helping fundraise for the Fight Cancer Foundation of Australia.
“It was a bit of a shock when I got the phone call to say I’d been accepted,” Molly said.
“I want to be part of a team where, if another little kid doesn’t have a voice or doesn’t want to stand up, I can be the person they can come and talk to and they know I can help them out.”
For details about the YAC, visit https://www.acyp.nsw.gov.au/engage/youth-advisory-council-yac.