Meet Youth Advisory Group member Tayla

Image of young woman with brown hair smiling at camera. Accompanying text explains that this is Youth Advisory Group (YAG) member Tayla-Louise. She is starting Year 12 and her YAG highlight was attending Mittagundi 2022 camp.

The Youth Advisory Group (YAG) is a new initiative that provides very special siblings between the ages of 14 to 25 a platform to be heard. The group is made up of nine enthusiastic, motivated, and inspiring young adult and adolescent siblings eager to express their thoughts and ideas in bold, creative ways.

In this series, our Youth Advisory Group members have interviewed each other to learn a bit more about their day-to-day life experiences and time with Very Special Kids.

Could you give me your name and current level of education?
Tayla, about to begin year 12.

What is a fun fact about yourself?
I can fold a paper crane in under four minutes

If you feel safe doing so, could you share a bit about your sibling and their story?
My brother, Charlie passed away when he was a month old in 2019

What’s been a highlight that’s stayed with you from your time involved with Very Special Kids?
Mittagundi 2022 was the first ever camp I had attended through Very Special Kids. It was a wonderful experience making connections and having non-judgmental conversations with people who have been through the same things that I’ve been through. It also opened up a new career path.