Youth Engagement Program

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Our Youth Engagement Program (YEP) ensures young people between the ages of 12 and 25, feel they are supported and valued members of the community.

The program offers support and opportunities to young people to pursue their individual social, emotional, cultural and life aspirations.

What’s involved....

Catch-up ZOOM meetings!

Our youth activities includes weekly zoom meetings with the ‘Murray River Freedom Crew’ members, to discuss youth events and activities they would like to see in their community.

The group discusses youth issues that are effecting their age groups and how council can help them overcome the barriers they face as young people living in a rural area.

Interested?

Contact us on 1300 087 004 and ask to speak to one of our Youth Engagement Officers to find out more!

 

Support and referral service

The program offers early intervention services; within the scope of the Targeted Early Intervention program within the NSW Family and Community Services Child, Youth and Family Service program.

Once referred to YEP we can provide young people with support either individually or in a small group setting.  We can offer individual assessment and support to consider high level referrals of benefit; within the parameters of council’s service capacity and skill-set. We will also conduct individual Life Plan sessions to recognise personal life goals, needs and aspirations.

 

 

Events

Youth Week 

Each year we endeavour to celebrate Youth Week through an event or activity that connects the youth across our area.

Youth Week is an opportunity for young people to express their ideas and views, act on issues that affect their lives, and create and enjoy activities and events.

We occasionally offer youth week support grants to organisations that would like to run their own Youth Week activities. You can find out more here. 

Other events

We also have plenty of other social events that pop-up like movie nights and workshops, just to name a few.

Follow our Youth Engagement Program page on Facebook or Instagram to keep up to date!

Y-HUB: Youth drop in venues

We operate a youth drop-in centre with games, music, Wifi, PS4's, art supplies....you name it!

We currently run these in Moulamein, (Moama and Barham are on hold until 2022), with transport options available for youth from other towns too.

We suggest you follow our Youth Engagement Program page on Facebook or Instagram to keep up to date with the schedule. 


Moulamein

Where: at the Community Services Office

When: weekly on Fridays: 3.30pm – 6.30pm