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Fun Bus helps support more young people

A youth program has provided more support for youths on Thursdays.

Each week during school term, the PCYC Fun Bus rolls up to Stratton Edge Youth Centre.

Here, Rise Youth Services runs their regular drop in service for young people aged 12-17 years.

PCYC Fun Bus

Rise Youth Activities Coordinator Skye Groenveld said the Fun Bus was a welcome addition each week. She said it provided something fun for the young people who fell either side of the age bracket Stratton Edge catered for.

Two staff come down with snacks, skate ramps, bikes and tunes and chat to the young people.

It has lead to a more positive relationship with different age groups because everyone can join in, and a lot of the young people work together with placement of the bike jumps to maximise tricks and stunts.

Drop in centre

The Drop In Centre is open 4 – 6pm on Monday and Thursday for 12 – 17 year olds. We facilitate regular workshops and a great school holiday program. Skye said the workshops are 50% educational and 50% recreational.

We cater the program to the issues we see coming up in the area, that are critical for this age group, sexual health, drug and alcohol harm minimisation.

Rise Youth

Rise Community Network provides a number of services for youth. This includes a youth centre, safe house, transitional centre and helping teenagers to get their driver’s licence. Read more here.

school holidays

School holiday activities a hit

As students settle back into the school routine, we look at the fun had in the recent school holidays. Rise runs a number of activities for youth in the holidays.

April fun

Shona from the City of Swan facilitated the Strong Women Program. Youths discussed their identity and what makes them who they are as individuals. Canvases were decorated with stickers, positive words and a polaroid photo. There was also a mindfulness activity and jewellery making at the end of the day.

On the same day, John from the City of Swan took the males on a boomerang journey. The group made and painted their own boomerangs. This included sanding the boomerang so it would be shaped properly to come back and then painting it with their own designs.

school holidays

Physical activities

Youth Program Activities Coordinator Skye Groenveld said the two most popular activities were Bounce in Cannington and Laser Tag in Malaga.

Bounce is the most requested location for an excursion, the young people love jumping around, and showing off their flips and stunts! We also went to Bayswater Skate Park on the way back.

The young people thoroughly enjoy getting out and about and it is a nice reward for attending our educational and recreational workshops at the drop in centre during the school term. We try to conquer as many activities in Perth as we can!

Youths also had dinner at Hog’s Breath Café and saw Boss Baby at the movies. All excursions include either lunch or dinner.

Rise Youth

Rise Community Network provides a number of services for youth. This includes a youth centre, safe house, transitional centre and helping teenagers to get their driver’s licence. Read more here.

save-a-mate

Youths learn how to save-a-mate

Youths have been learning how to save-a-mate in an emergency.

Earlier this month the Australian Red Cross ran their save-a-mate (SAM) workshop.

More than 20 young people came to the workshop at Stratton Edge Youth Centre.

save-a-mate

The save-a-mate (SAM) program provides young people with the skills to prevent, recognise and respond to emergencies caused by alcohol and other drugs.

The workshop was run during Youth Week. Youths looked at risk factors for an overdose, what one looks like and what to do if someone has one. Together, the trainers and the youths also created a painting.

save-a-mate

Youth Program Activities Coordinator Skye Groenveld said the youths enjoyed the workshop.

They learnt how to put someone into the recovery position, and participated in a group painting for Youth Week.

Rise Youth

Rise Community Network provides a number of services for youth. This includes a youth centre, safe house, transitional centre and helping teenagers to get their driver’s licence. Read more here.

 

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Youth team tackles local issues through NEYON

Rise’s Youth team is helping to tackle local issues through the NEYON group.

NEYON is the primary Youth Network in the North East Region of Perth. The group aims to drive positive change on youth issues.

NEYON meets six times a year, with Rise Youth hosting the most recent meeting.

Productive NEYON meeting

Marcia Miceli from The Smith Family facilitated a discussion regarding the top challenges for young people in the area.

Youth Program Manager Dawn McAleenan said mental health, accommodation, education and family support were the most prevalent.

This was a fantastic discussion which showed the passion and expertise our youth workers have across the region.

The NEYON Coordination Group will meet next month and use this information to plan our strategy for the next 12 months.

We look forward to see how this collaboration of ideas and the positive change it will bring.

The NEYON group is considering discussing one common youth challenge each meeting. Leading agencies in the field would be bought in to offer advice.

Rise Youth

Rise Community Network provides a number of services for youth. This includes a youth centre, safe house, transitional centre and helping teenagers to get their driver’s licence. Read more here.

Youth week 2017

Safe tattoo messages at Youth Week event

Young people learnt about safe tattoos at a Youth Week event.

Youth Week

National Youth Week 2017 ran from 31 March to 9 April. Hundreds of events were held across the state to celebrate the annual event.

Rise had a stall at the Yarn Action Group’s event on Friday 7th April. It was held at YMCA Leederville headquarters.

Youth Program Activities Coordinator Skye Groenveld said a range of Perth youth services offered activities.

There was a hip hop battle, graffiti art, tie dye shirts, dream catcher making, free sausage sizzle and lots of free giveaways. Skye said:

We had a great time spraying on tattoos, and talking about some of the dangers of unsafe tattoos like Hepatitis C. We were empowering young people to make safe and smart choices when/if they decide to ever get a tattoo.

Youth Week tattoos

Rise Youth

Rise Community Network provides a number of services for youth. This includes a youth centre, safe house, transitional centre and helping teenagers to get their driver’s licence. Read more here.

air fryer

Girls get healthy eating help with air fryer donation

A generous donation to Kira House of air fryers is helping young girls to eat healthy food safely.

Kira House is a safe house run by Rise. It helps young women fleeing unsafe situations.

Air fryer safety

Rise Program Coordinator Dale Heyward said staff recent attended fire warden training where the danger associated with deep frying was highlighted at the training.

The young girls at Kira House are learning how to cook healthy food and Smith’s Automotive Parts offered the solution to the deep frying dilemma by purchasing the two air fryers.

The residents can keep safe and healthy. No more deep frying and no more hot oil fire risk!

Dale said the donation was gratefully received. Many of the young women at Kira House have children, so an air fryer provides a safer method of cooking.

Kira House

Kira House is a safe and confidential 24-hour crisis house for young women aged between 14 and 18 years who are leaving a violent family or domestic situation. The young women are supported and prepared for everyday and future goals. Read more here.

Hyperfest 2017 Rise Youth Team

HyperFest stall a hit with youth

Rise Community Network had a stall at HyperFest on Saturday 18 February. The stall proved a hit with teenagers from across Perth.

HyperFest

Hyperfest is a concert run by volunteers. Each year it attracts thousands of teenagers. The line up of artists in 2017 included All Day, Hands Like Houses, Asta, Hockey Dad and Nicole Millar. The concert was held on Midland Oval.

Youth stall

Rise Youth Team and volunteers took it in shifts to man the stall. The stall had a photo booth, giveaways and information. The team dressed as doctors and nurses. Rise Community Network CEO Justine Colyer joined in the fun. They promoted the ‘Dr Love’ concept which is focused on healthy relationships.

Hyperfest 2017 Rise Youth Team

There were two large canvases asking youths to describe both healthy and unhealthy relationships. Rise Youth Program Manager Dawn McAleenan said it was fantastic to see the youths so involved.

The event was brilliant, our stall was jammed with hundreds of young people, having their photos taken, writing on the boards and seeing the doctor for information about relationships – it was a huge success!

Family and Domestic Violence is a real issue amongst our young people, with many of them suffering in silence with no idea where to go or who to talk to. Our friendly stall enabled us to reach out to these young people in a fun way but also to pass on vital information enabling young people to identify abuse and know what help is out there.

Rise Youth

Rise Community Network provides a number of services for youth. This includes a youth centre, safe house, transitional centre and helping teenagers to get their driver’s licence. Read more here.

Rise Community Network Youth services school holiday activities

School holiday activities a treat

Activities run by Rise Community Network’s Youth Services proved popular in the January school holidays. While school may be back, the memories will last a lifetime.

A number of different activities were held over the long break. These included indigenous wood burning and a Christmas stocking decoration workshop before Christmas. Youth Program Activities Coordinator Skye Groenveld said:

The Christmas Stocking decoration workshop was three days before Christmas. We had some beautifully decorated items. The young people also got a couple of presents to put in the stockings too!

Rise Community Network Youth Services school holidays activities

January school holiday fun

Following the Christmas break, Youth Services ran Water Bomb Blast, which gave the youth a chance to soak the staff. Youth worker Leslie bought in his musical equipment and facilitated a rap song workshop. The young people were encouraged to use their voices to make a group song. Leslie then tweaked the voices to make some crazy sounds.

Rise Community Network Youth Services school holidays activities

Getting physical

For the remainder of the month, the activities were very physical. Activities included:

  • Go Karting
  • Bayswater skate park
  • Fair Game – traditional sports with a twist
  • Kalamunda Water Park

Youth Services

These school holidays activities are just some of the way Youth Services interacts with youth. All activities are free with lunch included. For more information about Youth Services click here.

Rise Community Network Youth Team

Youth team heads to HyperFest 2017

Rise Community Network’s Youth Team is getting ready for Hyperfest 2017. The team will be at the popular youth event again.

Hyperfest is a concert run by volunteers. Each year it attracts thousands of teenagers. The line up of artists includes All Day, Hands Like Houses, Asta, Hockey Dad and Nicole Millar.

Rise Youth Team

Rise Youth Team will be in the markets stalls this year. There will be plenty of giveaways and information. There will also be a photo booth from 12pm-5pm. Come down and meet the friendly team!

Hyperfest 2017

  • 18 February 2017
  • 12pm – 9pm
  • Midland Oval
  • Ages 12+
  • This is a drug, smoke and alcohol free event

Tickets are available from www.hyperfest.com.au

 

Donate to a cause to buy a school uniforms for disadvantaged young women

Buy a school uniform for a young woman

Many children are returning to school this week, however some will not have the appropriate school uniform.

Rise Community Network offers community members the chance to buy school uniforms for those who are less fortunate.

Kira House

Rise Community Network operates Kira House, which is a crisis home for young women aged 14-18 years. Young women can be leaving a violent family or domestic situation. Some of the young women who come to us have nothing more than the clothes on their back.

Continuing education

It is important for young people to continue their education. This provides many options later in life. However, many of these young women do not have school uniforms, either for a new school or to ‘fit in’.

With your gift, we can purchase her a summer or winter uniform for school.

How you can help

For a donation of $125 you can provide a vulnerable young woman a uniform and help her continue her education. Your donations are gratefully received. You can donate here.