Young people in Morwell will have access to an innovative, contemporary youth space that they will help design, thanks to $4.3 million in new funding from the Victorian Government over the next three years.
The new Youth Space in Morwell will deliver a range of integrated programs, activities and services to connect young people to education, training, employment and broader community life. Up to $2 million will be allocated for a new building or to refurbish an existing community facility.
The facility will provide links to a range of vital services and activities in one easy-to-access spot, helping young people in Morwell to be actively involved in social and community life.
Youth Space is led by the YMCA as part of a consortium of organisations which include Berry Street, Baw Baw Latrobe Local Learning and Employment Network, Scouts Victoria, Quantum Support Services, Latrobe Youth Choices, Victorian Aboriginal Child Care Agency, the Gathering Place, AGL Loy Yang, Centre for Multicultural Youth, National Disability Officer Programme and Gipps Sport.
Young people aged 12 to 25 years from Latrobe have played a critical role in shaping the Youth Space model, with sixteen young people aged 14 to 24 from the Latrobe Valley selected in October 2018 to form Youth Space’s first Governance Committee; an advisory group who will help guide the development and delivery of Youth Space’s programs and activities for young people across the Latrobe Valley.
For further information, visit the Latrobe Valley Authority website.