Young people have had a blast during the July school holidays with Rise hosting a variety of activities.
From workshops to excursions, there was something for all the young people to enjoy.
July school holidays
Our Youth Centre, Stratton Edge, is based in Stratton and caters for 12-17 year olds.
The holidays kicked off with a sexual health workshop. This was the last in a series of four. Sexting, sexuality and gender diversity were discussed. Morgan from WA AIDS even brought goodie bags for all participants.
This was followed by a pizza and movie night at the youth centre! The Simpsons Movie was the movie of choice.
A few days later, Paula from RAC stopped by to talk about drink and drug driving. There were some interactive activities that were very informative. The group also watched a clip of a real life story showing what happened to a young person when they were drink driving.
We then had the second last mural painting session. It is coming together beautifully! When complete the centre will have a brand new mural inside showing the six Aboriginal seasons.
Pool tournament gets serious
Youth Program Activities Coordinator Skye Groenveld said the next session got a little intense with a pool tournament!
We had seven, 20-minute pool games, which had even the youth workers sweating in anticipation.
The last activity for the holidays was a trip to Town of Bassendean’s NAIDOC Week celebrations at Ashfield Reserve.
The young people ran around for an hour, getting airbrush tattoos, looking at the stalls and traditional dance performances.
After that we went to Subway for lunch and then checked out the Scarborough skate park.
Rise 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.