Maddee is 19 years old and she has been involved with the YMCA for a number of years. She first participated in Youth Parliament in 2014, then returned as part of the volunteer Taskforce in 2016 and 2017.
"I would love to see what it is like to be a CEO. The title is always something that seems out of reach as it is generally a male dominated field. I would love to achieve the confidence to continue to aim high," Maddee said.
Appurva Raaj, YMCA SA’s Youth Parliament Youth Governor, has been appointed as the Minister for Youth in SA as well on the day.
Megan is the Chair of the Youth Advisory Committee, a newly established committee to be the youth voice of the Y. She is really passionate about improving the lives of young people, through education and employment.
Megan said "I'm very honoured and excited to be YMCA Canberra Young CEO for the Day. The YAC is particularly focused this year on three key areas, reducing the cost of living for young people, addressing climbing rates of young people suffering 'social and study' related stress and giving young people the employment and job skills they need for 21st century jobs. I'm using the opportunity of CEO for a Day to spread the word about YAC, the work we're doing, the opportunities this presents for staff at the Y and of course, the experiences our staff have of working with young people, and in many cases being young people themselves!"
"The opportunity to be CEO for a Day is more than just sitting in a comfy chair and lobbying for better snacks in the staff room. It's an opportunity to engage in the future of the YMCA, and speak about the issues that matter, to help our young people," Megan said.
YOUNG MINISTERS FOR YOUTH (FOR A DAY)