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.
See the Regional Youth Development Officers Network website for more information: http://www.rydon.org.au/
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