Youth services

Supporting our young community

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Our middle years and youth services programs are open to children and young people, aged 6 to 25 years, who live, work or visit Stonnington.

Operating out of our two centres in Prahran and South Yarra, the dedicated Middle Years and Youth Services Team work collaboratively to deliver a range of support services, engagement and learning programs and social events.

To find out more visit the Stonnington Youth Services website, email the Youth Services team or call 8290 1333.

Have your say - 2021 – 2023 Youth Action Plan

We are currently reviewing the services and programs we offer young people and want to hear from you about the challenges young people are experiencing, and the types of services and programs we should be delivering in the future that respond to their needs. Your feedback and input will be used to inform the development of the new 2021 – 2023 Youth Action Plan. 

You can contribute to the Action Plan by: Completing a relevant survey before 31 August 2020:

If you are a young person aged 8 to 25 years – click here

If you are a parent/carer – click here

If you are a service provider – click here

Middle Years and Youth Services

Our Middle Years and Youth Services Team run programs, organise events and provide services to children and young people, aged 12 to 25 years, who live, work or visit our city. Youth Services is a generalist, voluntary service that delivers the following services and programs free of charge in a safe, supportive and fun environment.

Staffed by a team of dedicated professionals, the service operates out of the Grattan Gardens Community Centre. Getting there is easy, with plenty of parking and public transport options (train, tram and buses) nearby.

Get involved

Youth Services programs

Non-therapeutic case management
For young people aged 12 to 25 years

Drumbeat
Therapeutic group drumming in schools
STEP-UP
Supporting transition from primary to secondary school support program
FReeZA
Committee and six events a year (including Battle, GLOW dance, VIVA)
Expressions event series
Celebrating diversity in Stonnington
Hit the Streets
Graffiti education and prevention program
Traffic signal boxes
Young people mentored by professional artist to paint Chapel Street traffic signal boxes

Young Local Leaders Program
Leadership workshops for secondary students

Online Workshop Program
Online engagement activities
Body Basics
Recreational and engagement program in this urban environment

The Hub 

Our Prahran Child and Youth Community Wellbeing Hub (The Hub) provides engagement, learning and recreational programs for children aged 6 to 12 years who live in public housing in the South Yarra and Prahran areas. 

Based at the Horace Petty Housing Estate in South Yarra, The Hub is staffed by a dedicated team of professionals who support the young people and their families through socio-emotional and recreational activities, and provide services to help them overcome barriers that can impact the young person's wellbeing and learning outcomes.

Where to find us

Get involved

Programs at The Hub
Dental hygiene program Trauma informed yoga
Afternoon drop-In Saturday drop-In
St Martin’s Theatre program Martial arts program
Soccer program School holiday program
Arts & Sustainability Workshops Dance program
Parent information lunches

Our other work

Stonnington Middle Years and Youth Services plays a key role in the delivery of services and supports to schools, service providers and community agencies across the municipality.

Our service enjoys a high profile in the community and we often take the lead role in coordinating partnerships and initiatives to increase wellbeing outcomes for local youth.

Strategic initiatives
Mayor’s Education Breakfast Forums  Stonnington Youth Network
School Focused Youth Services (SFYS)  Stonnington Student Support Fund (SSSF)
Youth Engagement Partnership (YEP)  Stonnington Youth Services website
Stonnington Youth Services social media channels  Working Together Network

 

To find out more visit the Stonnington Youth Services website, email the Youth Services team or call 8290 1333.