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What's on for Young People

City of Charles Sturt recognises that young people actively contribute to all aspects of community life and our Youth Development Team are dedicated to working with local young people to ensure the City of Charles Sturt offers a diverse range of activities, workshops, projects and initiatives.

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Local and cheap things to do

The new home of the Youth Development Team, The Brocas at 111 Woodville Road, offers a variety of youth friendly activities, workshops and programs.

http://www.charlessturt.sa.gov.au/TheBrocasEventsAndActivities

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https://www.facebook.com/YouthCentralSA/

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Activities are not limited to The Brocas, did you know most Community Centre activities are open to all ages? Join us dancing in the dark, learning an artisan craft or getting techy.

http://www.charlessturt.sa.gov.au/CommunityCentres

Libraries offer more than books, check out the latest workshops available and pick up a book while you are there.

http://www.charlessturt.sa.gov.au/What's_On_at_the_Libraries

There is also plenty of local events on offer, check out the community event calendar at:

http://www.charlessturt.sa.gov.au/page.aspx?u=226

Sports or Geocaching

Sports
With over 50 Sporting Clubs within the City you are sure to find an activity that suits you or why not try a sport during our School Holiday Sports Program:

http://www.charlessturt.sa.gov.au/page.aspx?u=254

Geocaching
Charles Sturt Opal and the City of Charles Sturt are bringing the exciting world of geocaching to your door step:

http://www.charlessturt.sa.gov.au/Geocaching

Youth Expo

Poster Youth Expo Wednesday 5 April 2017To celebrate National Youth Week the Annual Youth Expo offers 12 -25 year olds fun activities along with a wealth of information from over 50 stall holders covering further education, career providers, health services, youth services, sports and community clubs.

Youth Expo 2017
Ages 12 -25
Wednesday 5 April 2017
Titanium Security Arena
44A Crittenden Road, Findon

For more details contact the Youth Team on 8408 1111
Email youthdevelopment@charlessturt.sa.gov.au 

Volunteering or Developing Skills

Visit the volunteer vacancy page for the latest volunteer opportunities at The City of Charles Sturt:

http://www.charlessturt.sa.gov.au/page.aspx?u=155

The City of Charles Sturt Employment Works Program offers opportunities for unemployed residents to gain practical hands on experience, for more information and eligibility criteria visit:

http://www.charlessturt.sa.gov.au/LiveSkillsTraining

Grants

The City of Charles Sturt provides a range of grants, from funding young people to represent SA in sporting competitions to funding public space project ideas through the Westside Place Makers Grant Program.

http://www.charlessturt.sa.gov.au/grants

YMCA Youth Parliament program

City of Charles Sturt sponsors a team of 8 locals aged 15 – 24 to attend the annual YMCA Youth Parliament Program. Participants learn about public speaking, parliamentary etiquette, bill development, youth advocacy and work with us for the entire year to explore issues within a local context. 

Applications for the 2016 program are now closed.

Watch this space for future opportunities.

http://www.sa.ymca.org.au/our-services/youth-parliament/

Becoming a Change Maker

Change Maker Program for Under 30’s

‘Change Makers’: People who have their eyes open in their local community, see ways to do things better and work together to do something about it. 

Are you armed with an activity idea or passionate about a community issue?

Read more about it here:

Change Maker

Having a Say

Are you interested in having your views considered in Council decision making?

Your Say Charles Sturt is Council's dedicated community consultation website. It is designed so that you can contribute to some of the issues currently being considered by Council, from the comfort of your own home.

http://yoursaycharlessturt.com.au/your-say-charles-sturt

Western Workers With Youth Network

Western Worker With Youth Network (WWWYN) is a supportive network for workers and agencies providing services to young people across the Cities of Charles Sturt, Port Adelaide Enfield and West Torrens. The network’s monthly meetings provide an opportunity to collaborate and share information. WWWYN also has an email distribution list to assist information sharing across the youth sector.

If you are interested in finding out more about WWWYN please contact City of Charles Sturt Youth Participation Officer on 8408 1111 or email youthdevelopment@charlessturt.sa.gov.au 

Youth Advisory Committee

YAC provides Council with a youth perspective on general community issues. It gives young people the opportunity to have a voice and discuss local issues, consult with other young people and provide advice to Council on issues that impact on young people.

The committee meets monthly and members receive information and training on council meeting procedures, local government, public speaking and event management.

Membership is open young people aged 12-25 that live, work or study within the City of Charles Sturt.

Youth Advisory Committee Nomination Form

For an application pack contact Youth Participation Officer

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