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Fun-filled school holiday program

The Rise Youth Team have a fun-filled planned for the July Break. 

In the first week the team will run a workshop to teach young people aged 12-17 how to cook some staple dinner foods, and maybe even some fun deserts too! Then they’re off to Ballajura to celebrate NAIDOC with a day of fun activities at The Dungeon Youth Centre.

In the second week, young people will have the opportunity to learn about healthy relationships through fun and engaging workshops – and, if that’s not their thing, there’ll be a dedicated sports workshop running at the same time! Then later that week it’s back to Ballajura for a joint activity run by a number of youth centres across the City of Swan!

To attend, please send through a July Permission Slip to Emily Wilding at Emily.wilding@risenetwork.com.au. Further  information can be found here: Handout for Parents July 2019

For any questions, call Emily on 0448 067 925.

Please note: Spaces are limited for excursions; priority will be given based on the order permission slips are returned.

Youth Services School holidays

A Celebration of Youth during the school holidays

During the April School Holidays the Youth Team and the young people at the Stratton Edge Youth Centre had a blast at a number of different events.

In the first week, Freestyle Now came out to teach the young people new skate, scooter, and BMX tricks at the SkateJam event. Later that week, the youth team trekked it up to Ellenbrook to attend Nowfest. This fantastic event planned and run by the talented young leaders in the Swan area included live music, movies and a colour run.

Youth Services School holidays

 

In the second week they welcomed Fair Game down to Stratton Oval to run a sports workshop with our young people, in which they had the chance to hone their basketball skills. On the Friday, as a send off to the holidays, we went to Hog’s Breath Café for dinner and then saw the epic Avengers: End Game.

The young people absolutely loved the movie, with the lowest rating being 7/10!

Rise provides a number of services for young people. This includes a youth centre, safe house and helping teenagers to get their driver’s licence. Learn more here.

 

advocacy workshops for young people

Advocacy workshops for young people

Stratton Edge Youth Centre ran some workshops for young people to try their hand at advocacy and civic engagement through letter writing.

Advocacy workshops

At the first workshop the young people were asked to identify things that would benefit themselves and their community.

Then they had think about some reasons why their local representatives should take action.

Youth Worker Emily Wilding said

They came up with some great ideas and some even greater reasons why they should happen! It’s safe to say that our future is in good hands.

Emily provided a range of local, state and federal elected representatives options for the young people to address their letters to. Then they drafted some dot points of things they wanted to include in the letter.

In the follow-up workshop the young people expanded on their points and wrote their ideas into a letter.

Hot topics

There was a range of issues that young people at Stratton Edge wanted to let members of our local and state government know matter to them.

One was the need to upgrade and maintain the local skate park, basketball court and other recreational facilities that they use every week.

The other hot topic was the need to provide activities and services for young people under 12 years of age – something lacking at the moment.

As one of the participants said

It is unfair that there is nothing for kids that are under 12.

And lastly they identified the need to upgrade the youth centre with a computer they could use.

Next stage will be sending the letters!

Rise services

Rise provides a number of services for young people including a youth centre, safe house, transitional centre and helping teenagers to get their driver’s licence. Read more here.

Awesome school holiday fun

Rise’s drop-in youth centre Stratton Edge hosted an awesome program of fun these last school holidays.

School holiday program

There was something for everyone happening right throughout the school hols.

We visited some other local youth centres to check out the activities and meet some new people. Altone Youth Centre put on a variety of games and provided a party style lunch of pizza and party pies!

Fair Game ran a sports workshop on our visit to the Dungeon Youth Centre. We had a great game of Boom Ball, played some basketball and tried out all their facilities including the guitars. And of course enjoyed some more pizza!

We also ran a pre-driver workshop called Keys for Life that is all about safer driving. Great to see that 7 out of the 8 participants have now passed the test. Well done!

And then the highlight of the whole program was our brilliant Community Open Day. You can read more about all the fun and activities at the Open Day here.

Youth Program Activities Coordinator, Skye Groenveld said

Overall a fantastic two weeks was had by all!

Youth centre

Stratton Edge is Rise’s drop-in youth centre. As well as running hugely popular school holiday activities, we offer an outside basketball court, oval and a skate park.

It’s for 12 to 17 year olds who want to hang out with friends, meet new people, watch movies, listen to music, play pool or sports, or get all arty and crafty.

Rise services

Rise provides a number of services for young people including a youth centre, safe house, transitional centre and helping teenagers to get their driver’s licence. Read more here.

 

Open Day fun!

Our community open day at Stratton Edge this week was a huge success!

An annual event, we throw open the doors at our Stratton Edge Youth Centre, put on all sorts of activities and look forward to meeting members of our local community.

Despite the wintery weather, everyone who came had a great time – and we did too.

Young artists

The colouring in competition was a huge hit for all ages. Our friend and local artist Lea Taylor, created a beautiful frog for people to colour in, and helped with the judging. The entries were all awesome!

Lea was also available to talk about her art. The mural she created with the young people who attend Stratton Edge Youth Centre was on display for the community to see.

With a little help from our friends

A range of other locals got involved on the day. Our friends at Indigo Junction did some fabulous face painting and John Mogridge from the City of Swan was there with his Aboriginal tools and artefacts.

We had Freestyle Now’s scooter, skateboard and BMX crew to keep the wheel inclined young people busy. The Movida team created a fantastic mural with the help of many creative young artists, and we had the lovely ladies from the City of Swan cooking up a storm at the sausage sizzle station.

WhildFyre, a young band of 13 year olds rocked out with some classic covers and a range of fantastic original songs too.

PCYC brought their skate ramps, as well as the ever-popular sumo suits. They also brought a bouncy castle, but unfortunately it couldn’t cope with the wind and rain.  But it didn’t stop us from having fun!

Rise’s Youth Program Activities Coordinator Skye Groenveld said;

Thanks to everyone who was involved in making the day happen. It was a huge success, and the young people had a great time

We are already looking forward to next year.

Rise services

Rise provides a number of services for young people include a youth centre, safe house, transitional centre and helping teenagers to get their driver’s licence. Read more here.

Rise youth worker wins Youth Out Loud competition

Well done to Rise’s very own Emily Wilding who won the City of Swan’s Youth Out Loud competition!

Youth Out Loud

Youth Out Loud is a public speaking competition run by our friends the City of Swan. The competition provides young people with a platform to speak out about issues that affect them and their community.

The topic for this year was ‘home’ and Emily’s speech was about the lack of LGBTQIA services in the area she calls home.

Rise Youth Program Manager Dawn McAleenan went along to support Emily.

We are so proud of Emily not just for winning this competition but for having the courage to speak up about the need for LGBTI services for young people. Emily’s is simply inspirational!

Simply inspirational

We are so proud of Emily for entering the competition in the first place, and then winning. But most of all for having the courage to speak up about the need for LGBTQIA services for young people and the barriers they can face when trying to get support and feel accepted in their own community.

Young LGBTQIA people living in our suburbs are incredibly isolated at present. The only support services available to them is often inaccessible due to the way systemic barriers and discrimination intersect to make reaching support unattainable. An example I spoke about was the way that young people usually rely on public transport to reach services. They also have great difficulty using public transport due to the high likelihood of verbal/physical abuse.  I entered to draw attention to this gap in our support services. Hopefully this will help to persuade those in positions of influence to take action to remedy it by funding a service in my local area.

Emily’s ability to speak out loud about this topic demonstrates the power of a young person’s voice. We think she is simply inspirational!

Rise services

Rise provides a number of services for young people, including those from the LGBTQIA community. This includes a youth centre, safe house, transitional centre and helping teenagers to get their driver’s licence. Read more here.

 

 

fair game stratton edge

Fair Game engage young people at Stratton Edge

Fair Game has been a hit at Stratton Edge Youth Centre, engaging the young people in a variety of sports.

Fair Game gets young people active

Facilitated by Matt and Tom, Fair Game has been attending Stratton Edge Youth Centre every fortnight.

Fair Game gets communities active through participation in unique sport-based team games, fitness challenges, dance, Indigenous Yoga and wellness programs.

We are lucky enough to have them attending every two weeks, until the middle of 2019!

Rise Youth Activities Coordinator Skye Groenveld said the sessions were well attended, with lots of different sport options.

The young people are really enjoying the sessions. The facilitators are super engaging and we are lucky to have them.

On Monday when it wasn’t raining they were outside playing boom ball. When it was raining they were inside having a pool competition, and playing chess.

The young people have also played dodgeball, and we hear soccer is the next request!

This is a great way to burn off energy, but also develop team-building skills through sport.

As a bonus, there are also prizes every session!

Stratton Edge Youth Centre is located in Stratton and cater for young people aged 12 to 17 years. The centre is open Mondays and Thursdays from 4pm to 6pm during term. We also run a school holiday program!

Rise young people

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

recycling youth stratton

Rise gets recycling thanks to poster reminder

The environment is at the front of our minds this week as Rise gets recycling thanks to some great poster reminders.

Rise gets recycling

Young people attending the Stratton Edge Youth Centre created some great posters recently in a bid to inspire better recycling.

Youth Activities Coordinator Skye Groenveld said a recycling workshop was held.

We have been trying to inspire the young people at the centre to recycle their recyclables!

The young people were already pretty good discerning which items went on which poster, with only a little helping hand, and some heavy discussion about certain items, some of which the young people corrected staff on!

Skye said the posters covered the obvious rubbish and recycling. During the workshop, the group also added donate and compost posters.

They used old magazines and papers to create the collages. Skye said she hoped it sparked some environmentally conscious actions!

We will now have posters created by the young people above the rubbish and recycling bins in the youth centre and hopefully create a more environmentally friendly youth centre – maybe some of the tips will even make it back home!

Rise youth

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.

Stratton edge youth mural

New mural complete at Stratton Edge

A new mural at Stratton Edge Youth Centre is now complete!

Stratton Edge Youth Centre is located in Stratton and provided a drop-in space and activities for young people aged 12-17 years.

New mural

Work on the mural began in June, under the guidance of artist Lea Taylor.

One wall inside the centre has now been transformed completely! The mural shows the six Aboriginal seasons, which are very colourfully represented! The young people at the centre helped to paint this over two months, and had input into the design.

Youth Activities Coordinator Skye Groenveld it was great to see the project come to life.

We have been working to make the youth centre a more open and inviting space, and this is just one part of that. The mural has made such a difference to the feel of the centre.

Lea has done an amazing job and the young people had a great time getting creative.It’s awesome that everyone was able to contribute and leave their mark on the centre.

The Youth Centre will host an open day for the community later this year, where people can view the mural in person.

Rise youth

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.

Australian Defence Force visit inspires young people

A recent visit by the Australian Defence Force has inspired lots of young people!

Chef Laura and pilot trainee Caston stopped by Stratton Edge Youth Centre recently to share their experiences.

It was part of the school holiday activities run by Rise.

Australian Defence Force drops by

The young people got to hear about a huge range of opportunities the force offers. They heard all about Laura being a chef on board submarines.

She regularly travels from Perth to Singapore under the sea, which usually takes about 10 days. Laura shared how all staff are trained in many different areas so that they can rely on each other to fix anything in the sub.

Meanwhile, one of our young people was particularly interested in the adventures of Caston and how he went through the recruitment process.

The young person said she had a fantastic day and learnt a lot!

We got to look at all their uniforms, helmets and vests and they told us what goes in each section and how much it weighs.

Caston was also telling us about his experience in the training field in flying the aircrafts and told us about his time in Afghanistan.

It was the best day ever because being in the Airforce has been one of my biggest dreams for such a long long time and getting to meet someone in the Airforce really opened my eyes to what he had to say about his experience.

I now realise how long it takes to even get into one of those planes, this has just made me want to this even more. I can’t wait to get into one of those planes and start flying!

Wow, what an inspiring session, we can’t wait to see this young person follow her dreams!

Rise Youth

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.