Community & Youth Development Project
Samaritans supports community and youth development projects in Newcastle and the Hunter Valley.
The Community & Youth Development Projects work in partnership with young people and those working with them. Basically, the projects employ a person to represent local government areas in Newcastle and the Hunter Valley to work alongside youth support agencies as well as youth groups. Samaritans oversees the Newcastle Youth Development Officer as well as the Maitland/Dungog Youth Development Officer.
The project aims to achieve social equity, to encourage the integration and participation of young people in all aspects of community life and to promote the availability of services and service networking that meets the identified needs of young people.
Some of the recent activities she has been involved in:
- Newcastle Beach High Tide Vibes
- Youth Homelessness Matters Day
- Newcastle Youth Week Events
- Harmony Day
- Going Home Staying Home Reform Hunter Forums
- RYDON Conference
- Lovebites Delivery at Newcastle High Schools
- Newcastle Youth Interagency
- Youth Accommodation Network
- Combined Youth InteragencyTraining Provided:
- Engaging with young people from multicultural and refugee backgrounds -Case Management
- Mental Health First Aid
- Practical Skills in Responding to People who Experience Domestic Violence.
Bron is the CYDP Officer for Maitland Dungog.
- Assist with LockUp2014 youth hip hop event at Maitland Gaol
- Spit Syndicate Music gig with Music NSW
- Rock N Ride event with headspace Maitland and Big Day Out
- Maitland Youth Week events such as Carve it Up Skate Competition with Maitland Council and Connect All in the Mall.
- RYDON Conference
- Maitland Youth Interagency
- Dungog Youth Interagency
- Dungog Combined Child, Youth and Family Interagency
- Youth Forums such as It’s Your Life at local high schools.
- Engaging with young people from multicultural and refugee backgrounds- Case Mangagement.
See the Regional Youth Development Officers Network website for more information: http://www.rydon.org.au/
- Contact Email
- Newcastle: firstname.lastname@example.org Maitland/Dungog: email@example.com