Brimbank Youth Week, 5-14 April 2019.
Victorian Youth Week is a week long celebration of young people aged 12-25. It gives young people an opportunity to express their ideas and views, and act on issues that affect their lives. It also lets you have a lot of fun and celebrate the positive contributions young people make. This year, events in Victoria will be organised across Victoria to celebrate and recognise the contribution of young people. Brimbank Youth Services and Brimbank Libraries have worked in partnership to bring some Youth Week fun to Brimbank.
*All activities are for 12-25 year olds unless stated otherwise.
Morning Mandalas with BYS Youth Support
A space to create some mandalas while chatting with a youth worker.
Sunshine Library: Friday 5 April, 10-11:30am
Deer Park Library: Monday 8 April, 10-11:30am
Brimbank Learning Futures (Visy Cares Hub): Tuesday 9 April, 10-11.30am
Sydenham Library: Wednesday 10 April, 10-11:30am
St. Albans Library: Thursday 11 April, 10-11:30am
Keilor Library: Friday 12 April, 10-11:30am
Youth Drop in & Mindfulness Activities
Have a chat with a youth worker in a creative space while learning about mindfulness.
Brimbank Learning Futures (Visy Cares Hub): Tuesday 9 April, 1:30-4pm
Brimbank Learning Futures (Visy Cares Hub): Thursday 11 April, 1:30-4pm
Youth Mindfulness with Brimbank Leisure Services
Join Aurora in a fun and small group Mindfulness session. Learn about Mindfulness and how it can assist you with overcoming the stresses of school, friends and work by improving sleep and overall well-being.
Sunshine Library: Saturday 6 April, 11am-12noon
Youth Week Leisure Centre Membership Deal
Receive a no joining fee discount if you sign up to a Youth Membership ($11.50 p/w) at Sunshine or St Albans Leisure Centre between 6-14 April. Youth Memberships are for 13-15 year olds and provides access to:
Gym-every day between 12noon-close. Please note parent/guardian must be present with teens in the gym from 5.30pm onwards.
Access to health assessments and personalised programs (parent/guardian must be present for health assessment)
Access to the aquatic area, including outdoor pool during summer
Come along for a fun tournament with Head-space where you can compete on PS4 and Xbox games.
Sydenham Library: Tuesday 9 April, 2-3.30pm
Deer Park Library: Thursday 11 April, 2-3.30pm
Queer Gaming Tournament
Come along for a fun tournament with Headspace where you can compete on PS4 and Xbox games. Run by young people for young people.
Sunshine Library: Wednesday 10 April, 5.30-7pm
Meet Your Local Services
BYS Young Communities
Come along to an expo of youth related services and win showbag prizes.
St. Albans Library: Friday 5 April, 3.30-4.30pm
BBQ Time @ Sydenham
How do you like to be involved in the Sydenham community? We want to hear from you! Come along for a snag and chat. In partnership with Sydenham Neighborhood House and Youth Services we are holding a BBQ to celebrate Youth Week. Be entertained by dance-hall dancers including Lerato from Burn City Queens and some local rappers too!
Sydenham Neighborhood House: Wednesday 10 April, 1.30-2.30pm
BYS Movie Night & Pizza
Come chill, watch a movie and eat some pizza! For 12-17 year olds.
Sydenham Library: Tuesday 9 April, 4.30-5.30pm
Teen Book Club
Get inspiration on what to read next and enjoy discussion on books that range from latest best-sellers to classic literature.
Delahey Community Centre: Monday 8 April, 4.30-5.30pm
Plastic, Fantastic Clay!
Explore the marvellous properties of clay and ways you can form it into whatever you like. Presented by Hunt Club Community and Arts Centre.
Deer Park Library: Tuesday 9 April, 5-6.30pm
BYS Panel Discussion
Come join us for an engaging discussion on the experiences of young people and the topic of cultural story-telling!
Sunshine Library: Friday 12 April, 1:30-2:30pm
BYS Cultural Story-telling Workshops
Explore cultural story-telling through spoken word, rap, music, art and podcasts.
Sunshine Library: Friday 12 April, 2:30-3:30pm
Career Talks Series
Come have a free meal, chat & network with other young people. Courtesy of RMIT youth work students, there will be special guest speakers, career advice and a chance to have your say in the first episode of a live podcast series about Brimbank’s young people balancing study, work and life.