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Young People

 

Support for young people during COVID-19

For support during COVID-19, please see our COVID-19 Updates page.
 

Our approach

We value the unique social contributions that young people make and encourage their involvement in decisions that impact their lives.

In 2016, 16.9% of people in the Georges River area were between 12 and 24 years old.

Council's services are based on the principles of youth participation. These principles include empowerment, purposeful engagement and inclusiveness. Council is determined to empower the young people in our community to impact decision making processes and ensure that the voices of young people are heard. From this, we are able to ensure the needs of local young people are addressed through appropriate services.
 

Community Development Programs and Initiatives

Council offers a variety of initiatives that showcase and cultivate the positive social contributions that young people make within our community. These include initiatives that build capacity for innovative leadership, creativity, inclusion and diversity. 

Council partners with local community organisations to support the learning and development of young people in the area. These programs include: 

  • Schools Refugee Forum
  • Georges River Youth Services School Staff Morning Tea
  • St George Youth Network (SGYN)
 

Youth Advisory Committee

Georges River Council is proactive in ensuring that there are opportunities for young people to demonstrate self-agency and have their voices heard on issues that directly impact their lives.The Georges River Youth Advisor Committee (YAC) has been formed to work closely with Council to improve young people’s access to services and to address their needs and aspirations.

The YAC is directly involved in the yearly programming for Youth Week celebrations in Georges River and provides leadership in the development of events, from what will be run and when, through to the selection of venues and talent for events. The YAC also provides feedback and advice on programs held in Georges River Libraries and Hurstville Museum & Gallery to ensure that programs run for young people are in line with their needs and interests.
 

HSC Rescue

An HSC Rescue Pack has been developed by Council in partnership with South Eastern Sydney Local Health District. The pack includes a range of helpful and supportive information, links and videos to help Year 12 students stay grounded during study, and will help to keep things organised!
 

Contact

​For further information on the Youth Advisory Committee or programs and services for young people, please contact Council’s Child Protection and Youth Services Officer on 9330 6400 or communitydevelopment@georgesriver.nsw.gov.au


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