Excursions, after school programs, counselling and more for youngsters at Wyndham’s ‘Youth Space’

By Our Reporter

Wyndham’s young people have access to a breadth of programs on offer at Youth Services Centres across Wyndham, and even more access with a new Youth Space set to open at Saltwater later this year.

Wyndham City’s Youth Services provide information, programs, events and assistance for young people aged 12 to 25 years of age from four locations across Wyndham; the flagship Youth Resources Centre at Hoppers Crossing and at Point Cook, Tarneit and Manor Lakes.

Wyndham City Learning City portfolio holder, Cr Josh Gilligan said that Wyndham has a youth population of around 37,000 people, approximately 17% of Wyndham’s total population.

“I encourage our young people and their families to discover the breadth of programs and services on offer from our Youth Services,” Cr Gilligan said.

The youth services program includes regular events, excursions, youth committees, free internet and printing, after school programs, a worker’s network, counselling training and much more at each location for young people in Wyndham aged 12-25. There are also regular programs each term as well as a packed program of things to during the school holidays. Some of the regular programs include Girls Night, for girls aged 12-17 which offers activities including a movie night, jewellery making and a board game night.

There’s also a Guys Night program for young men aged 12-17 that has activities and excursions and provides participants with the opportunity to try something different and meet new friends.

The popular 1eight2five program gives young people of all abilities aged 18-25 the opportunity to meet others and enjoy social outings including dinners and the movies, and more.

“Our Youth Services also offer free counselling. Wyndham’s youth counsellors are qualified Counsellors and Psychologists and offer a broad range of support services to young people and their families,” said Cr Gilligan.

“They are available to have a confidential chat and can talk through a range of strategies and options to help overcome challenges and can help introduce positive change in a situation that a young person or their family members are experiencing. We are also excited about the Saltwater Youth Space opening later this year,” said Cr Gilligan.

The Saltwater Youth Space will be located at the Saltwater Community Centre and will offer young people a local space for physical activity, study, events and performances.

To Find out more visit https://www.wyndham.vic.gov.au/services/youth-services


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