Youth Services

Youth Services provide a range of social, recreational and educational activities for young people aged 12-24. Programs are designed to build the capacity of young people and are underpinned by five focus areas:

  • Working together – taking a coordinated approach to the support and development of young people through improved communication, engagement and participation.
  • Giving young people a voice – providing opportunities that allow young people to be more connected, engaged and active within their respective and collective communities.
  • Getting help – providing timely and easy access to information and services for young people and parents.
  • Feeling safe – assisting young people to feel safe in their relationships, home, community and public spaces.
  • Employment, education and training – providing support, encouragement and opportunities for young people to develop the necessary skills to work in the area of their choice.

 

Policy and Planning

Youth Plan

Council’s Youth Plan 2018-2022 provides strategic direction for Council to meet the needs of young people and their families. A copy of the Youth Plan can be found our the 'Community' section of our Publications page.

 

Youth Network Advisory Group (YNAG)

YNAG is a Council committee for young people aged 12 - 24 who live, work, or go to school in the Clarence area and are interested in providing a stronger voice for young people in our city. Meeting fortnightly during school terms YNAG works with Clarence City Council on a variety of projects and events. Members learn and develop skills which will enable you to have a voice in policy and decision making on issues which impact young people. 

For more information and/or to join the group contact our Youth Participation Officer on cccynag@gmail.com; or 0400 720 373; or 03 6247 1230.

 

 

Projects and Activities


Youth Assist – Clarence Integrated Care Centre on Bayfield St, Rosny Park

Youth Assist is a free and confidential health and general referral service for young people aged 12-24. Young people and their parents can contact the youth health worker for general information on education, work, accommodation, Centrelink, assistance on accessing emergency funds, social and sporting groups and entertainment in Clarence. Drug, alcohol and headspace counselling offered by appointment.

For more information contact the Youth Health Promotion Officer on cccyouthassist@gmail.com; or 0428 060 337; or 03 6247 1230.

 

Drop ins– Clarence Council Youth Centre on Grange Rd, Rokeby

Young people have the opportunity to drop into the Youth Centre for information, support and referrals.

 

Bike Program – Clarence Council Youth Centre on Grange Rd, Rokeby

This program enables young people to gain knowledge and skills in bike safety and restoration. Young people can keep the bike they restore or give them to someone they know.

  • Monday and Wednesday during the school term 3.00-4.30pm
  • School Holidays – Wednesday 3.00-4.30pm

 

 

Outreach Recreation Programs

Monday Night Recreational Program – Clarence Council Youth Centre on Grange Rd, Rokeby

  • Mondays during the school term 4.30-6.00pm
  • General activities including games, sport, craft, cooking

 

Sports Program – Risdon Vale Sports Hall on Sugarloaf Rd, Risdon Vale

  • Tuesdays during the school term 5.30-7.00 pm

 

Warrane Mornington Neighbourhood Centre on Bligh St, Warrane

  • Thursdays during the school term 4.30-5.30pm
  • Two activity based programs are offered each term in four week blocks. The program is guided by the interests of young people and areas identified by youth workers e.g. stencilling, drum beat, Minute to Win It, jewellery making, music, etc. 

 

Learning Programs (in partnership with local Neighbourhood Centres)

Learning Programs aim to enhance the numeracy, literacy and social skills of young people and are run in partnership with local neighbourhood centres. All school ages can attend the learning programs. Young people can bring along their homework or participate in the educational activities and games provided by Youth Services.


Risdon Vale Neighbourhood Centre on Sugarloaf Rd, Risdon Vale

  • Wednesdays during the school term 4.00-6.00pm
  • A meal is provided by the volunteers

 

Clarendon Vale Neighbourhood Centre on Mockridge Rd, Clarendon Vale

  • Thursdays during the school term 3.30-5.30pm
  • A meal is provided by the volunteers

 

Warrane Mornington Neighbourhood Centre on Bligh St, Warrane

  • Migrant literacy and numeracy program for primary students led by young people
  • Tuesdays during the school term 3.30-5.00pm
  • Snacks are provided
  • Youth volunteers are welcome

 

Rokeby Primary School on Burtonia St, Rokeby

  • Migrant literacy and numeracy program for primary students led by young people
  • Thursdays during the school term 3-4.30pm
  • Snacks are provided
  • Youth volunteers are welcome


Contact the Youth Centre for more information on 03 6247 1230.

 

Workshop Program – Clarence Council Youth Centre on Grange Rd, Rokeby

Our fully equipped workshop provides learning opportunities in project planning, wood and metal work and promotes general skills development. This program engages young people in an alternative education program during the school term, aiming to help young people develop skills which will guide them towards employment.

The workshop is also open to young people from Year 5 upwards to restore, reuse or make something new.

Open Workshop: Tuesdays during the school term 3.00-4.30pm

 

School Options Programs

We offer various school options programs to Year 5/6 students and to high school students. The content of the program is negotiated between the school and Youth Services, depending on the skill set of the Youth Workers e.g. bike program, resilience, girls and boys groups.

 

School Holiday Program

The program is offered each school holiday period for Year 5-8 students and involves a variety of activities (swimming, ten pin bowling, laser skirmish, and activities at the Youth Centre).

In addition to the usual school holiday program for Year 5-8, we also offer other programs for young people aged 14+ including surfing, wood working skills, ten pin bowling.

  • Tuesdays and Thursdays
  • Pick up from Rokeby, Risdon Vale and Warrane
  • $5 per day

 

Graffiti Reduction Program

Working with established artists and young mentors, Youth Services runs street art workshops within schools and in the community. The aim of the school program is to provide an opportunity for young people to learn about street art and the impact of illegal artwork.

Primary School Program: 1-3 sessions per school during the school term.

High School Program: 10 week program per school during the school term.

Community Based Projects: Opportunities to participate in murals and free sprays on weekends and during school holidays alongside established street artists.

 

Learner Licence Testing

Car and motorcycle learners licence testing is available for young people who have difficulty undertaking the computer version of the test at Service Tas. This is done by appointment at the Youth Centre.

 

Rooms available

Rooms are available for youth focussed services at the Youth Centre in Rokeby and Youth Assist in Rosny Park.

  • Rooms at the Youth Centre can be booked by contacting 03 6247 1230.
  • Rooms at Youth Assist can be booked by contacting our Youth Health Promotion Officer on cccyouthassist@gmail.com; or 0428 060 337; or 03 6247 1230.

 

More information

For more information on Council's Youth Services, contact the Youth Centre on 6247 1230.

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