The City of Rockingham aims to grow resilience in young people, and grow connections to the community through programs and activities developed by the Youth Services and Youth Development teams.
City of Rockingham Youth Strategy 2011-2015
The City of Rockingham developed this Youth Strategy
to enable the development and implementation of the types of infrastructure, services, programs and opportunities for young people that can build resilience and strengthen their contribution to, and connection with the community. Developed following extensive research and consultation with local young people through schools and community groups this strategy maps a way forward for working with young people across the next four years.
It is important to acknowledge that young people in our community are the future. Their attitudes and achievements will impact all sectors of community as they transition through life to maturity, making it essential that we plan for a community that includes and values them and their aspirations.
For further details regarding the Strategy please contact the Coordinator Community Capacity Building on 9528 0416 or at firstname.lastname@example.org
Youth Development: Community Capacity Building
Youth Development works from a Community Capacity Building ethos with a focus on building resilience in young people, encouraging the development of a more positive image of young people within the City, and developing sustainable projects and programs that engage greater numbers of young people.
Programs and activities offered by Youth Development include:
Annual Banner Competition
Banners in the Terrace
Youth Arts Workshops
School Arts Access Initiative
Youth Advisory Council
Community Grants Program (Youth Encouragement Award)
Rocky's Skate Scooter and Bike Series
Life Skills Programs
In 2 Lyfe Program
Hillman Outdoor Youth Space (Unnaro Road)
Rockingham PCYC (Emma Street)
Cooloongup (Grange Drive)
Port Kennedy (Endeavour Drive)
Singleton (Cavender Street)
Daniel Kelly Memorial (Rhonda Scarrot Reserve, Golden Bay)
Port Kennedy Youth Space (Cnr Discovery Cres & Clipper Dve)
Rage Cage (Anniversary Park)
For more information about any of the City's Youth Development initiatives, please email one of our Youth Development Officers at email@example.com
The City of Rockingham's Youth Services team is committed to assisting the social, emotional, psychological and physical development of young people through providing a professional youth friendly service that addresses the needs of young people.
The Youth Services team provides several programs and services specifically tailored to the needs of young people.
The City of Rockingham has established The Station Youth Centre for youth and parents who live in the Rockingham community.
The overall aim of the Station is to provide a range of useful, accessible, professional and youth-friendly services for young people and their families.
The Station consists of two buildings:
The Station Youth Centre located at 4 Hefron Street in Rockingham
The Station Youth Health Service located at 9 Baralda Court in Rockingham.
The Youth Station ‘one-stop shop for young people’ aims to provide a range of professional and youth-friendly services under one roof.
The ‘Station’ houses the Rockingham (ROYS) and southern suburbs (YOWSA) youth work teams which provide a free and confidential
service to young people aged 12 to 25 including referral, support, advocacy and information on issues including homelessness, family and peer relationships, income support, education and training.
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The Youth Outreach Service caters for young people between 12 - 25 years providing advocacy, referrals and support on issues such as:
Health and sexual health
Substance and alcohol issues
Employment and training
Other services offered include:
School/Education Centre Outreach Service and talks
Outreach and street work.
The Youth Workers are based at the Station Youth Centre and operates a duty system Monday to Friday from 1:00pm to 5:00pm. Providing information, support, referral or advocacy.
Youth Workers also undertake outreach in locations such as shopping centres, skate parks and schools. Various groups and programs are offered throughout the terms.
If you would like more information on the Youth Outreach Service please feel free to contact us:
Phone: +61 8 9528 8690
Mobile: 0401 699 872
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YOWSA is based at the Station Youth Centre and operates a duty system Monday to Friday from 1:00pm to 5:00pm. Information, referral or advocacy is provided during these times.
Youth workers will also work with you to get programs, activities or events happening in your area.
The Service offers support, advocacy, referral and community development for 12 - 25 year olds living in areas south from Warnbro to Singleton and east to Baldivis.
YOWSA Youth Workers can be contacted by:
Phone: + 61 8 9528 8690
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