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 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.