Surf Coast Youth
Our shire is full of vibrant young people who do fabulous things every day. To keep up to date on what we have on offer for the 12-25 -year-old crowd, check out the pages below and be sure to follow ‘Surf Coast Youth’ on Instagram or like the Surf Coast Youth Facebook page. You can also contact us on 5261 0600 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Surf Coast Youth Awards
The Youth Awards run each year as part of Victorian Youth Week.
The 2020 Youth Awards ceremony can be viewed here - https://www.facebook.com/surfcoastyouth/videos/394441931626137
Congratulations to the 2020 Award Winners
Arts – Billy-Jay O’Toole
Community – Winchelsea Youth Leisure Drop-In (WYLD)
Environment – Alex Marshall
Sport – Zakhele Stevens
We are still awaiting information about the 2021 Youth Awards. Please keep an eye on this page and our social media platforms for when the next nomination period opens.
Torquay and Lorne are popular locations within the Shire for school leavers to celebrate. We want young people to have a fun experience on the Coast whilst respecting the townships and native flora and fauna.
Council is part of the Good Times, Great Breaks harm minimisation strategy - see their Facebook page for more information about schoolies for parents/guardians and local residents.
The Engage! program is ran to work with young people to develop and deliver activities that engage young people in the their community. Engage! covers a range of topics for young people including; mental health and wellbeing, connections to the community, employment skills and the environment.
The Youth Lounge is a space where young people are welcome to hang out on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 3pm-5pm during the school terms. Located within Kurrambee Myaring Community Centre the Youth Lounge has a range of activities for young people, these include; table tennis, foosball, electric drums, a range of guitars, board and card games and free Wi-Fi.
The Surf Coast Youth Pod is a mobile container that is transported throughout the region to offer support to young people. It is a hang-out space for youth and is a place to connect with the Youth Team.
Youth Pod opening dates, times and locations will be posted on the Surf Coast Youth Facebook Page.
FReeZA is a youth development program which aims to provide Music, Art and Skate/BMX opportunities for young people aged 12-25.
FReeZA encourages young people to form committees that organise drug, alcohol and smoke free events and training for other young people in their local communities.
If you are interested in joining your local committee, performing at an event or just want more information about the FReeZA program, please fill out the form below or email email@example.com
Youth Development Action Plan
If you need help and support regarding youth issues, the following links can be useful:
- Reach Out
info on mental health issues, success stories and a community support forum
- Youth Drug Support
drug support info, chatline, news, fact sheets, an interactive poll, a forum, ask health professionals confidential questions
- Kids Helpline
Phone: 1800 55 1800 (free call from landline)
- Youth Central
School Leavers info, jobs & careers, money management, studying, relationship advice, safe parties
- Headspace Barwon
info on mental health and tough times - if you're 12-25, you can get health advice, support and info
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